|Project by Rob Drown||posted 06-28-2008 07:58 AM||4123 views||7 times favorited||25 comments|
When I got a new saw it needed a run out table, under the run-out table was a lot of wasted space and I need more storage so…. I came across some western maple and decided to build a Chest of Drawers/Tool Box. This is the first large furniture project that I have tackled. The drawers are inset half blind dovetails, Rockler jig cut. the drawers run on sub-frames. I hand mortised and tennoned the frames. I tried to get as much experience from the project as possible. It took a lot longer than I thought. I learned a lot.
The trim is a product called burnt birch. They take birch and place it in a kiln @ about 350 degrees F till it turns dark brown. It smells “burnt”. It is a nice brown color but it is very soft, nicks easily and breaks easily. I would not use the stuff again.
The finish is 1/3 Beeswax, 1/3 linseed oil and 1/3 mineral spirits. I like the appearance and “feel”. Glue won’t stick and it is easily repariable.
-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真