|Project by fernandoindia||posted 03-31-2012 04:47 AM||3451 views||17 times favorited||28 comments|
It all started as follows:
Besides those little boxes, mallets and other stuff you worked on, can you make something useful?
And here we are. She hardly needed a place where to store her etchings drafts, papers and finished work.
Unfortunately my SD failed to keep the photos taken while under construction.
The good new is that I finally learned and applied sketch up technology, not as tidy as Neil or Mads, but helped me a lot during construction
The case measures 1 meter x 70 cm depth and 47 cm high. ( 39 3/8” x 27 1/2” x 18 1/2” ) It is supposed to be leaning in a similar chest. (Which will be started as soon as possible. (Meaning exactly that: as soon as possible, which may mean, never))
Rails and stiles of the chest are made of some figured cedar bought for the purpose of this make.
It was a great opportunity to make use of some flooring left overs, which were paneled and then planed to 1/4” .Such pieces then veneered to 1/2” ply. I am challenging the expansion and contraction myth here. So will see.
To keep the paneled aspect, the six drawers fronts mimic the sides and the top.
To maintain simmetry alive, the top and lower drawer front are one piece rail, and have no pulls. They are made with 3/4” plywood sides, and 1/2 ” ply bottom. Tonge and groove joints. There is one thing more boring than making a drawer this size: Making six. They are so big, heavy, rude, clumsy. Not fun at all.
The top is attached to the case by means of a piano hinge at the front.
In the back it is locked with a bronze ball catch. It can be raised 15 cm, to let the papers fall simultaneously to the floor. (She wanted that way, to keep her busy) It is held up with a wooden lid support in each side.
The case back panel has a middle stile, since I didn´t have enough length of flooring left. Besides, it was easier to press the smaller veneered panels.
This is the only photo left from the construction phase.
It is finished with buffed sanding sealer.
Hope she like it. Despite the drawers, the paneling, the veneering, and the finishing, I enjoyed a lot the process: I bought a new table 8” jointer for this purpose.
Thanks for passing by
-- Back home. Fernando