|Project by darum||posted 488 days ago||1971 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
This started out as a traditional blanket chestin G&G style. When I decided to switch from a top opening to doors and drawers, the engineering became interesting. Overall dimensions are 45.5×19.75×20.
The case is ‘genuine’ Mahogany, the drawers are Poplar, the case is lined with Camphor wood. All the dark wood is Ebony. It represents 7 months of work. The wood, other than the Poplar was sanded to 1000. The finish is 7 hand rubbed coats of Watco Oil and 3 hand rubbed coats of Watco Satin Wax. Unfortunately, the use of 7/8 and 1” lumber made this a very heavy piece – 125 lbs. +/-, so it’s not likely to get moved around much. The side handles are from Chisler Mfg., which makes them in the Japanese style, which use metal blades driven through the case and then bent over, rather than nuts and bolts. No nails: glue, Domino tenons, brass and stainless steel screws to connect the various components (bottom, top and sides).
My next project, since I want something less complex, is a repro of the G&G’s Gamble House Entry Table- full size.