Reader's Gallery

White Oak Chest

comments (1) October 2nd, 2013 in blogs, Reader's Gallery

thumbs up 11 users recommend

 - CLICK TO ENLARGE Photo: Chris Pinchbeck

Woodworker: Erik Curtis

Curtis adapted this piece from an 1898 chest by the English Arts and Crafts furniture maker Sidney Barnsley. He said he modified the original "until I had a piece I felt comfortable calling my own- though the clear inspiration is inescapable." Curtis's chest (18 in. deep by 36 in. wide by 20 in. tall), in white oak with an ebony escutcheon, is finished inside with shellac and wax and outside with Danish oil.

Erik Curtis completed this piece as a student at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Rockport, Maine.

Design or Plan used: Not specified
posted in: blogs, Reader's Gallery, white oak, chest

Comments (1)

KingMe KingMe writes: Stunning
Posted: 11:08 pm on March 4th

You must be logged in to post comments. Log in.

Advertise here for as little as $50. Learn how

Save up to 52% on Fine Woodworking


Become a Better Woodworker