|Project by Adam||posted 02-20-2014 02:03 AM||2058 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
To start, this is not my design it is the plan of Jeff Greef Woodworking (http://jeffgreefwoodworking.com/pnc/Boxes/Oriental/index.html) and this same project has been posted here several times.
This was my first real effort in “real” woodworking with the project being started in 2006. Previous to this I had done a few picture frames, poorly, and had done some trim work in the house we just bought but no real woodworking. I bought my first chisel to bang out the mortises and I mean bang because I had no idea how to sharpen anything, so the HD chisel was not quite adequate for fine work.
The wood was all scavenged as I had no idea where to buy Cherry, maple or walnut. The Cherry frame and drawer fronts are from a table top that a furniture store was throwing away, the walnut that was used for the pegs was leftover flooring from by brother in laws house and the spalted maple used in the top and drawer sides was cut from a log the previous homeowner had left in the shed. The log was cut into boards with my grandfather’s hand saw that had no business cutting logs and then the boards were sanded for what seemed like hours because they were nowhere near flat after cutting. The pulls were drilled out with a walnut handle shaped to fit. All the joints are pressure fit with no glue holding anything together.
Anyways I think it turned out well.
-- Adam, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada