A customer saw a piece of furniture with swooping sides that she liked. However she added many challenges to an already challenging piece of furniture. First it had to fit in the corner of the room, and have as much drawer space as possible. It should be 50 to 55 inches high, and match the existing Cherry Bed. Halfway though the build, the husband asked for some “Secret” compartments where he could store some personal items. The first challenge of swooping sides was made by starting with some 1/2″ cherry that matched the Bed. Cuts were made every 1/4″ (7/16 deep all across the width). A template was cut from plywood and support pieces of Poplar were clamped and glued to the back of the serrated Cherry. Some 1″ Cherry pieces were cut following the same template and glued on the ends of the serrated sections. A laminate bit on the router made the pieces match perfectly prior to sanding. Drawers are on full extension drawer slides and the edges and handles are trimmed with an exotic Bloodwood. The back is 3/4 in Maple Plywood blending into a rib of Bloodwood at the very back. Handles are laminated Cherry with the Bloodwood “Pull” so imbedded nuts allow No. 8 screws from the drawer interior to attach the handles. The feet were cut from some 2″ thick cherry following the same template Drawers are dovetailed on all four corners, making a striking piece with top level craftmanship in all areas.
Back View showing the Bloodwood rib
Shown in corner next to custom Bed made from the same wood
Front view 2
This view shows the "Secret" compartments behind the drawers