Shaker dresser, tiger maple
Tiger maple with poplar as secondary wood. Drawer heights are graduated by percentage. Top and sides joined by through dovetails, something of a challenge as the maple’s hardness means no compression. The fit has to be perfect, or else. Front feet joined by through dovetails with miter at upper edge. Drawer bottoms fitted with a strip of aromatic cedar that needs to be scuffed up every so often to release cedar aroma. Side cornices are glued at front but slide on dovetail keys in back to allow for seasonal movement of top and sides. Back panels are quartersawn poplar that was resawn and bookmatched. Metal knobs came from Horton Brasses.
Drawer with strip of aromatic cedar
Back with insert of cornice sliding dovetail