Bombe Chest of Drawers
Woodworker: Austin CampbellMost woodworkers see the bombé chest of drawers as the ultimate tour-de-force, so it’s particularly impressive that Campbell made this mahogany and white pine bombé as his second case piece while a student at North Bennet Street School. Campbell says this design is a compilation of different styles he had admired in other bombés. He took the dimensions (19-in. deep by 40-in. wide by 33-in. tall) and construction from an article by Lance Patterson in FWW #45. The finish is oil and shellac. The piece took Campbell approximately 500 hours to complete.