Christian Becksvoort discusses the decisions and process involved in designing and building a chest of drawers and presents some of the methods he employs. First, he evaluates what will be stored in the chest and where it will go. He dimensions out the piece and builds proportions around drawer depth, and he prefers to join them with dovetails, though he talks about other options. He describes how moldings define edges and set off a piece, and he describes step by step how he goes about building one. Extensive drawings show various design options, and Becksvoort shares assembly tips and drawer-stop tricks.

From Fine Woodworking #68