Jewelry Chest of Drawers
Chest of drawers of maple with curly maple top and drawer fronts. Nine shallow drawers with dividers and felt lining in bottoms for jewelry. Lower two drawers are deeper for scarves. Much fun to design and build, starting with general idea from my wife. Drawers have rabbeted half-blind front dovetails made using Leigh jig. Tails were hand-cut on through dovetails on drawer backs.
Secondary wood, including drawer runners and doublers, is poplar. Drawer pulls are light antique brass by Horton Brasses.
Colored using aniline dye. Curl highlighted with Waterlox. Glaze followed by five coats of shellac, with each rubbed out. Finished with light application of paste wax.
Although he may cringe at his name being associated with my work, I have learned much from Lonnie Bird in his School of Fine Woodworking.
This chest is a Valentine’s gift for my wife.
View showing side as well as front.
One of three configurations of removable dividers in jewelry drawers. Kelly green adhesive-backed felt in drawer bottoms.
Font of chest in lower light, better highlighting figure in drawer fronts.