Pine Bottom Chest
This small blanket chest is based on an original design from the Shaker Village at Pleasant Hill, Kentucky. The box is made from single cherry boards with half-blind dovetails and a beveled pine bottom. A friend looked inside and wondered if the bottom was plywood, thus the name. The dovetailed bracket base is topped with mitered ogee molding. The breadboard top is also from a single board, constructed with pinned mortise-and-tenon joinery. The thumbnail edging was cut directly into the top. The chest is fitted with extruded brass hinges and a Brusso lid stay, and finished with Tried & True varnish oil and Butcher’s amber paste wax.
dimensions: 27-1/2 in. by 12-7/8 in. by 13-3/4 in. tall