|Project by Antti||posted 12-27-2011 09:14 AM||3323 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
I found this design by Soren Rose Studio, and made my own interpretation for our living room. Found this great piece of oak, which I used to make all the drawers with a continuous grain pattern.
The drawers are 600 mm, 500 mm and 450 mm wide, and as the top and bottom row are different heights, each front is of different size. This is relevant as I had to build individual jigs for shaping the fronts… lesson learned in ease of design vs. execution.
The legs are cherry.
Ends are joined with half blind dovetails, and the dividers with dowels. I resorted to factory made drawer boxes that came with the soft-closing drawer slides (had to, if I were to finish this during my time off from work…).
As often commented, the pictures don’t do the grain and color of the front justice. The original oak board was 0,5 meter wide, 40 mm thick and 2,7 meters long. After milling and shaping, the thickest part of the shape is 36 mm and thinnest part 16 mm. Initially it hurt to saw it into six pieces, but it “came back” nicely in the end.
The finish is 2 coats of Osmo Colors “oil wax”. Included also some how to photos (I posted these earlier also in a blog). It was scary at times, as I knew that if I saw / grind / shave too deep, the whole thing is ruined… I marked and drilled the holes for attaching the drawer mechanism while the fronts were still square in all dimensions.