Cherry dovetailed blanket chest
A move from the Atlanta area to an 8-acre farm in the Georgia countryside prompted Jim to fulfill a longtime ambition to build a dovetailed blanket chest. “I wanted to maintain the simplicity of the traditional dovetailed box design, but add a set of unique characteristics to it while not overdoing it,” he said. The curved drawer fronts, feet, and aprons softened the shape, while the wenge leg inlay and lid backstop, and the rosewood pulls, added some contrast.
CHERRY, CURLY CHERRY VENEER, CEDAR, WENGE, BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, AND MAPLE 23D x 48W x 23H
– Jim Tuttle, Pine Mountain Valley, Ga.
From Fine Woodworking #294