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Bombe Chest of Drawers

comments (1) October 24th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

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Woodworker: Austin CampbellMost woodworkers see the bombé chest of drawers as the ultimate tour-de-force, so it’s particularly impressive that Campbell made this mahogany and white pine bombé as his second case piece while a student at North Bennet Street School. Campbell says this design is a compilation of different styles he had admired in other bombés. He took the dimensions (19-in. deep by 40-in. wide by 33-in. tall) and construction from an article by Lance Patterson in FWW #45. The finish is oil and shellac. The piece took Campbell approximately 500 hours to complete.
Design or Plan used: Not specified

posted in: Reader's Gallery, mahogany, shellac, oil, white pine, bombe


Comments (1)

Pilot Pilot writes: absolutely beautiful, someday I hope to make one, and if that day comes, I too will be a woodworker.
Posted: 5:19 pm on May 14th

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