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maple, walnut, and ebony inlaid dovetail drawers

comments (2) December 9th, 2010 in Reader's Gallery

crazy4wood crazy4wood, member
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These drawers were fabricated for a custom entertainment center that I designed and constructed for my family.  I utilized inlaid dovetail construction using maple and walnut as the contrasting woods.  I also added an inlaid macassar ebony strip on the side of the drawer.  The front of the drawer is made from 9 pieces of wood.  A highly figured curly maple panel is set within a beveled maple frame that I dyed.  A beading detail made from macassar ebony to match the side strip was then added to the perimeter of the frame.  The drawers use solid maple sides.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, maple, ebony, dovetail drawer, inlaid, cockbead


Comments (2)

AJV AJV writes: Outstanding...Love the inlay. What jig did you use? Leigh ? Do you know of any instructions on videos on doing the inlays? Thanks.
Posted: 9:15 pm on January 2nd

APO APO writes: This is really nice looking. Please add photos that show the entire entertainment center...
Posted: 10:58 pm on December 9th

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Contest Description

From December 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, upload photos of your dovetail projects for a chance to win one grand prize.

Grand Prize: Leigh Super 12 Dovetail Jig 

Approximate Retail Value: $364.00(US$)

Contest Ends December 31, 2010

Winners will be selected by the community and announced on or about January 13, 2011.