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|Dimensions: 30" H X 37" W X 17"D|
|Description:Primary woods: Mahogany
Secondary woods: Adler
The case is made of mahogany, with the drawer sides and the case back
made of Alder. The top and sides are made of one continuous piece of
wood. The case is dovetailed, with through dovetails exposed on the
top. The side moldings on the top are applied with sliding dovetails
as above. The most original joinery is at the bottom, where I first
made the three sided baseboard molding separately, sized to fit the
case. It is made of three boards through dovetailed together. I glued
this to the front of the case and the front of the sides. I then used
screws in slotted holes to secure the baseboards to the sides of the
case at the back. The small coved molding on top of the baseboards is
mitered at the front corners. I glued a piece of this on to the front
baseboard and case front, but on the sides I glued the coved molding
pieces only at the miters and to the baseboards, not to the case sides.
This way these slide with the bottom boards so as not to present
seasonal problems. Also the side coved moldings hug the case sides
without being attached to them. I designed this piece to measure for
the entryway of our home, and finished it only slightly after we moved
out of said home.
All of the dovetails in the pieces are hand done, and the mortise and
tenon joints are roughed by machine and fit by hand.
The piece is finished with clear finish.