kitchen chests of drawers

Some photos of the completed chests of drawers…
petalsI was asked to make an extra piece with open shelves to house a microwave oven.

open shelvesThere’s oodles of storage space, especially with the inner drawers. All the drawers spring open by pushing on the drawer front.

drawers

I’m very happy with the way these substantial pieces sit in the finished kitchen. They complement the other solid items, such as the Aga, whilst the geometric patterns prevent everything looking too bulky.kitchenwww.danieltomlinson.co.uk

chests of drawers

I’m making 3 chests of drawers for a kitchen, with the following 2 designs…chest of drawers 2

chest of drawers 1I’ve selected the species of wood. The pale ones are ripple ash and aspen. The darker ones are plum and cherry.

Both designs are based on the same grid, so I stared by drawing this out full size.grid and compasses

I then had to decide on the direction of the grain for each piece by doing a rough sketch.

grain directionThere are many ways to cut veneer. The curves on both designs all have the same radius, so I bought a gouge with a curve that is near to what I need and roll it around the curve to get it as close as possible.cutting veneerI gradually piece the pattern together with veneer tape to form a patchwork.veneer tape This is how it looks underneath…taking shapewww.danieltomlinson.co.uk

oak kitchen dresser

I’m making a kitchen dresser out of solid oak. Here’s a sketch of it… and here’s the oak…I’ve written about planing, thicknessing and rough dimensioning in previous posts, so here is the carcass put together without glue. (dry fit)Once I’ve sanded all the panels I’m going to coat them with a shellac-based sanding sealer before glueing. I’ll then make all the door frames and dovetail the drawers. Stay tuned…

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