Massachusetts High Chest of Drawers DVD
The original from which this piece was copied was once believed to be a married piece – two parts joined together sometime after each was created. It was later learned that the two parts were built by two craftsman, but they were working in the same shop.
This project is for the intermediate to experienced woodworker. At the bench with the author, you discover how to cut and sculpt cabriole legs as you begin construction on the base of this highboy. Learn how drawer blades are attached to corner posts, and how sliding dovetails make the best joinery for other blades and dividers. Building the upper section of the chest involved hand-cut dovetails for the case and a different dovetail technique is use to attach the upper drawer blades. Plus, learn about drawer construction using 18th-century building techniques and shop-made moldings. The finish of choice is aniline dyes to make the figured grain “pop.” Glen D. Huey walks you through each step.
- Instruction covers case building, shop-made moldings, drawer construction and finish using aniline dye and topcoat
- 120 step-by-step photos with captions
- Scaled, printable plans, including all jigs used in construction
- Cut List, resource page & more