|Forum topic by bonobo||posted 03-12-2014 03:25 AM||542 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-12-2014 03:25 AM
This recent post by C. Schwarz has reminded that I promised to build a chest (exactly like the one pictured) for a friend’s wedding this summer.
For the floor of the top compartment, I was planning to glue/nail some thin battens around the inside perimeter and let the board rest on that but I’m wondering if in antique examples, the board is set into dadoes at the ends (like a 6 board chest or bookshelf).
I’m using only solid wood and hand tools, so I’m hoping someone here has access to an antique example of this style of chest -rather than just guesses.
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