|Forum topic by AaronK||posted 04-04-2010 03:46 AM||1095 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-04-2010 03:46 AM
So I’ve milled out all the pieces to my latest project, a blanket chest:
pretend that it’s framed in mahogany and there are bookmatched cherry panels in there :-)
and thought – maybe i could use the design of the slats in the back of the bench for the stiles on the sides of the chest? That is, make them gently curved and make the panels to fit. Im even liking the idea of capturing a tiny panel into the two “hollow” back slats on the G&G bench. FYI, the stiles are currently 2” wide (overall length of the chest is 40”)... so there’s some room to work, but not a lot. While it will be a little bit of work to carve these out, it wont be too bad. My questions are:
1. Does it fit into the otherwise rectilinear design of the entire piece?
As far as lumber goes, I have probably enough to remill some stiles, but not enough to redo all the rails and the leg pieces.
Thanks to anyone for advice on this!
edit: also, I’m not thinking of using all 13 slats as stiles in the chest. I’d still keep that number to 4 on the front/back and 1 on the sides.