A box of drawers
My wife has been after me to make a box to keep all her cross stitching supplies in. The box
is a cube 17″ square with the feet height of 7/8″ and extending beyond the cube 3/8″ on each side. It will fit into an 18″ cube.
I made it as compact as I could and still hold all her supplies.
The drawers use my own brand of pin joints and all drawers have full extension walnut dovetailed slides.
The mahogany box was dyed with a waterbased aniline dye. The last thing is the finish on the quilted maple drawer fronts. To get the quilted figure to really stand out I used a brown water based dye very diluted to about the color of a weak tea. The dye really soaks into the wood especially the quilt pattern. Then I sanded off just enough to leave the dye in the quilted pattern. Then applied a oil poly for durability. The face of the box has no finish other than the same oil poly.
I didn’t want any handles on the box so to keep the doors closed I embeded small magnets in the case and door. The lower drawer is opened using the notch above it.
The feet are made from wenge, and I tried to make it look like the box was floating.
Front: Quilted maple, ebony and quilted sapele.
Drawer sides, bottoms and dividers: maple.
Drawer front and back: Peruvian walnut
Drawer face: quilted maple, Peruvian walnut, poplar
View of opened box
Completely opened box showing bottom drawer fully open in full extension dovetailed drawer slides. Also shows the pin joinery on smaller drawers.
All drawers have full extension dovetailed drawer slides.
View of box comletely closed showing design on face.
The design is made from a quilted maple background with Gabon Ebony and quilted Sapele .
View of box showing just one wing open.
Closeup view of drawer faces showing details. Faces were made from one continuous piece of maple.