Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers
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.
Hand cutting the dovetail joinery on the case
hand planing all surfaces smooth
Mitered dovetail joinery on the feet/base
Mitered Dovetail Joinery
Exposed Dovetail Joinery on the base
Curly Cherry Chest with drawer fronts fit
Fitting all drawer parts on two custom chests before cutting the dovetail joinery
260 hand cut dovetail between the 15 drawers
Solid poplar chest back
Dovetail Joinery fit on the drawers
Exposed Dovetail joinery on the chest top
Curly Cherry chest is now complete and ready for finish
Turning the solid cherry knobs, the knobs will graduate slightly to match the graduated drawers