The power company has me reconnected to the grid. It’s amazing how dependent I am on electricity. It’s a little scary, actually. But that is the life we live now. Anyway, glad to have the electrons flowing again.
I thought I would post a little update on the Hillbilly Tansu project. I believe that I have all of the construction details worked out. The photo shows the carcass mockup with samples of the major components. The mockup has luan plywood panels to show the idea. The actual build will use high quality birch plywood for the outer panels, dust panels and drawer bottoms. I know some of turn your noses up at the use of plywood but here is my reasoning. Quality ply can be finish planed, it’s dead stable and stronger than solid wood. What’s not to like? While researching antique tansu, almost all of the images revealed the same problem. Split panels. So I’m using plywood, the good stuff, not the crap in the photo. Feel free to denigrate me for it, but my panels will remain solid.
For those of you who may be playing along, I’ll be posting drawings and details on the remaining construction elements as I get the drawings completed.