|Project by Tennessee||posted 02-08-2013 09:51 PM||1239 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
Just in time for Valentine’s Day. This is one of those “draw a picture while sitting in my recliner” boxes, then to to the shop and see how it would be built.
The front, from the left, Ambrosia Maple, Redheart, Black Walnut, Bloodwood, Hard Maple, Purpleheart. The body is a new wood I’ve never used before, Pacific Coast Maple, which I got from a local domestic hardwood dealer who got it in and could not sell it, so let it go for $1.00 a board foot. I picked up about 70 board feet and it natural stains to a wonderful dark tan, but is slightly softer than hard maple. Cuts and handles really nice.
The bracket holding it to the base is purpleheart. It is doweled and screwed to the back of the jewelry box, (can’t remember the last time I actually used a dowel), and is held to the base with three recessed screws.
The base is Ambrosia Maple, and the drop cup is redheart, for when the lady of the house comes home late, or after a hard day’s work and doesn’t want to take the time to put things away.
Nine drawers, eight visible and one hidden.
This one took so much sanding time I kind of gave up in the end, so a scratch or dent or two may be visible. It’s kind of big, coming in at about 13” high, 18” long, and with the base, about 8” deep.
Needless to say, my bandfile came in REAL handy on this one. Thanks, HF!
As always, thanks for lookin, and copy it if you want!
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com