2 Drawer Bright
I call this my “Bright 2 Drawer Cabinet”. On the sides of the cabinet is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern, in two sizes. In the top star I have 32 pieces in the same area that I have 16 pieces on the bottom. On the back I have a big star pattern, so if you set this on a dresser with a mirror, the back will show up nice. The cabinet is about 8 1/2" tall x 9 1/2" wide and 8" front to back. I made it using about 575 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. I used the half size pieces for the top “Rolling Star” on the sides, so there are 32 pieces where I would normally have 16 pieces. The cabinet is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16" thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the cabinet. It’s listed from the center out of the upper design on the front. On this cabinet the wood is “Purpleheart” from Central or South America, “Wenge” from West Africa, “Walnut” from Missouri, and “Tulipwood” from Brazil.
The drawer design of the jewelry cabinet makes it unique from all others. The type of wood on the drawer front is listed on the inside of the drawer front along with the number of the cabinet. The number of the cabinet is also listed on the inside on the back. You will see it when you pull the bottom drawer out and look inside at the back. This cabinet is #20. I help hold the drawer together using pegs I make from the same type of wood that is on the drawer face.
I made this cabinet in 1997. On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw. The drawer is cut out on a scroll saw I made to go on the power supply that runs the table saw.
These look good in front of a mirror, so you can see the design on the back.
I lined inside the top and the drawer bottoms with black velveteen.
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