It took a week longer than planned, but…all of the drawers are finally built and fitted. Heck I’ve even started adding the decorative details to them. First and foremost is the bead detail. I can easily create a nice sharp corner on pine, but I learned long ago that expecting that sharp corner to survive was pure folly. The bead detail prevents chipping and also does a good job of hiding the inevitable dents and dings. Plus, I think it looks pretty snazzy.
I added a little Hillbilly Inlay to the large side drawer. Hey, it’s what I do. I also stamped in a little texture as well. I’ll take the wood burner to those areas so that they will have the same look as the inset handles.
I added a removable divider to one of the smallest drawers. Nothing special. just a functional addition. I may fit diagonal dividers to this drawer as well. Again, simply for the added utility.
With a little luck, all of the construction should be completed by the close of business tomorrow. Then I’ll tackle the uzukuri finish.
This is turning out great. Very crisp and well proportioned. Are you still using the same edge beading technique (screw head on a fence for long grain and knife/chisel on the ends)? It looks like you’ve got that down pat.
Thanks Paul. Yep, same beading technique. It works really well and I see no reason to change. At least with softwood. If I tackle any hardwood drawer fronts I’ll probably switch to a scratch stock.
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