My Great Motivator
Greed, love, fear, are recognized as great motivating factors in one’s life. But for me, lack of space is right up there with the most powerful of them.
Anyone who’s been following my shenanigans for any length of time will, very likely, remember that I have been stumbling over an unfinished chest of drawers for several years. That’s right, this thing started out as an experiment in band sawing ogee bracket feet a couple of years ago. So now, desperately needing the space, this project has been elevated to “Priority No. 1”.
With the exception of the feet, everything has been accomplished using hand tools. The methods are classic case construction, rails being dovetailed into the case sides and drawer bearers mortised and tenoned into the rails (left loose).
At this point, the plan is for flush, cross-banded, beaded drawers. I’m toying with the notion of using drawer slips, which would allow for thinner drawer sides. The downside of slips is that they interrupt the side/bottom intersection. Some furniture makers opt to stop chamfer the top inside edges of the drawer sides to create a little lighter appearance. But that decision doesn’t have to be made for a few more days. I’m old, things happen slowly, no matter what the motivating factor is.