|Project by SteveTaylor||posted 05-14-2012 02:52 PM||2304 views||15 times favorited||15 comments|
This project was my most ambitious to date. One of the nurses my wife works for was retiring, so Imade a valet for him. The wood is Padauk and Walnut, with a BLO and brush lacquer finish. I used square stock fitted onto the pillars for slides, and routed v-grooves into the sides of the drawers. The top has a Walnut inlay border, The pillars are atteched to the top and bottom with 1/2” stub tenons.
I wanted a different orientation to the grain with this one, so I edge-glued two pieces of Padauk and cut the top and drawer fronts sequentially, so the grain seems t flow across the top and down the front. I’m a littl concerned about seasonal wood movement with the grain running vertically, but since the mitered corners have a lot of long grain contact, and they’re internally splined, I hope there will not be a problem.
I designed this box using several projects that I’ve seen on the net for inspiration. I have no idea what style this would be considered. Any ideas, or should I just call it “Steve Style”? (g)
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