I have mentioned woodworking in my about page and hinted at the fact that I enjoy woodworking in some of my other posts. I thought it was about time that I actually published a post on the subject.
I have been needing a small chest of drawers to sit on my desk for a while. I wanted a place to store pens, pencils, markers, etc. I wanted something that was pleasing to the eye and always within reach. A piece that would be at home sitting on my desk or tucked into a bookshelf. So, several weeks ago I decided to design and build myself a little chest of drawers.
I looked around online for a bit of inspiration. I found a small set of drawers that I liked. One of the things that drew me to it was the fact that the drawer fronts where notched so you could see the drawer guides. I decided to incorporate that feature into my design.
In the photo above you can see the chest carcass is complete. The drawer guides are installed and cut flush with the front face of the chest. The board to the left of the chest will eventually become the individual drawer fronts. I have cut the notches for the drawer guides and created each drawer pull.
Below is the finished product. All the wood is Cherry with the exception of the vertical drawer pulls which are Walnut. The entire piece is finished with Tung Oil and a coat of finish wax.
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