|Project by FloridaArt||posted 12-29-2012 02:15 AM||1665 views||2 times favorited||12 comments|
December, 2012—Florida cypress is a nice wood to work with. Looks great with some interesting color variations, while also being on the softer side and easy on the tools. I’m happy to have some boards that were left over from a neighbor’s home construction project, so she gave them to me.
The inspiration for this design emerged from a story told by “Sawdust Tom”—a neighbor and fellow woodworker. I’ve named this piece Rosalie, after a high-school girl of the same name from ~40 years ago. Those were the days!
All contours and cuts were done with the band saw. The rear edges were eased with a round-over bit in the router table. The knobs are made from oak dowels. There are runners under the drawers to center them in their openings. After sanding to 220, the finish is multiple coats of water-based satin polyurethane.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida