|Project by MonteCristo||posted 06-11-2012 06:37 PM||1110 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
I am supposed to be building furniture for my wife but, as my other projects show, I get off track easily. This is my most ambitious piece to date, based on a very similar piece in Glun Huey’s Tauton Press book “Glen Huey’s Illustrated guide to Building Period Furniture”. The book does a fair job of outlining some of the steps and techniques involved but does not give detail that would be really helpful to a first timer. There also seemed to be a number of measurement errors on the main diagram.
The main wood is American Black Walnut, with Old Growth vertical grain Douglas Fir for the body of the drawers, including drawer bottoms. You’ll note that the drawers are finger jointed and not dovetailed – Douglas is notoriously splintery and while I have dovetailed it before, finger joints seemed to make a lot more sense. On the plus side, OG VG Douglas is very stable.
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