Monday, April 7, 2014

Curly Cherry Chest of Drawers

Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

Museum Quality Custom Handmade Furniture
Curly Cherry Chest

This custom chest of drawers is handmade from a spectacular log of curly cherry.  Each part of this chest is made from the same log to ensure the grain, figure and color matches throughout this piece.  The chest design has clean lines commonly seen on Shaker style furniture. The decoration comes from a combination of exposed hand cut dovetail joinery that is seen throughout this piece and the spectacular wood. 

This is the curly cherry in the rough.  

The wood milled and the case sides, top and bottom cut to size. 

Curly Cherry Case parts

Hand cutting the dovetail joinery on the case

handmade fine furniture makers
Hand cutting dovetails

hand planing all surfaces smooth

hand planed chest of drawers

Mitered dovetail joinery on the feet/base

dovetailed base
fitting the dovetailed base

Mitered Dovetail Joinery

dovetailed base

Exposed Dovetail Joinery on the base

Cherry Chest of drawers

Curly Cherry Chest with drawer fronts fit

Fine custom Chest of Drawers

Fitting all drawer parts on two custom chests before cutting the dovetail joinery

Handcrafted Chest of Drawers
fitting drawer parts on two chests

260 hand cut dovetail between the 15 drawers

fine handmade furntiure
hand cut dovetails

Solid poplar chest back

Wide Poplar back panels
23” wide poplar back panels

Dovetail Joinery fit on the drawers

curly cherry
hand cut dovetailed drawers

Exposed Dovetail joinery on the chest top

handcrafted dresser
hand cut dovetail joinery

Curly Cherry chest is now complete and ready for finish

Custom made Chest of Drawers
Chest ready for finish

Turning the solid cherry knobs, the knobs will graduate slightly to match the graduated drawers

handcrafted cherry furniture
turned cherry knobs

Solid Cherry Chest of Drawers Dresser
exposed dovetailed case top

Custom Cherry Chest of Drawers
Curly Cherry Chest of Drawers

Curly Cherry Dresser
Curly Cherry Chest

handmade dovetailed base
hand cut dovetailed base

handcrafted chest of drawers
dovetailed drawer dividers

Custom Chest of Drawers
hand cut dovetailed drawers

Cherry Chest of Drawers
Curly Cherry Chest of Drawers

Cherry Chest of Drawers dresser
Curly Cherry Chest of Drawers