|Project by Dchip||posted 03-29-2012 03:14 PM||1419 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
We needed some place to put all our mail, so I thought this would be the perfect project for the new dovetail jig. It’s cherry with ash as the secondary wood, the only two species I had lying around in the necessary quantity. Finish is BLO followed by some wipe-on poly.
The drawer fronts are from a single board that had some crazy grain I really liked and was saving to re-saw for a box. A word of advice – don’t divide drawer fronts along areas of vertical grain, it sort of kills the continuous look. I still have to work on my reveals; I was hoping that the banding and slight overhang would hide this but no luck. I should have also put a sliding dovetail in the top divider – structurally unnecessary but aesthetically pleasing. And finally, I need to locate that iron…
Other than that, I think it came out great.
All comments/critiques welcome.
-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com