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CASE STUDY: FIGURED CHERRY CHEST with WALNUT PULLS
The chest is beautifully finished on all four sides using figured cherry and walnut wood. Figured wood is a special type of wood that has a more ornate or interesting grain and is utilized in pieces for it’s added character.
The chest was designed as one of two display chests to house a collection of African warrior clubs, with the original concept created by Rob Montgomery of Montgomery Architecture & Planning, Inc. Bosworth Woodworking brought the piece to life with wood selection, manufacturing techniques, and added details. Upon completion, the homeowners decided that the felt lined drawers would also be the perfect place for their silver collection.
The drawer fronts and custom pulls are made of figured walnut crotch lumber. The crotch is an area of a tree where a single trunk splits in two, forming a “Y” shape, which gives the grain it’s distinctive appearance. The pulls needed to be strong, make it easy to open the large drawers, and made to seamlessly blend in with the drawer fronts. The pulls are dovetailed into the top of each drawer, with added stability provided by a threaded insert for a brass machine screw. These pulls will hold securely for generations to come!
The rear figured walnut panels are book-matched and float inside the frame.The finish is a time intensive process using hot oil and wax. After each coat is applied, you must wait twenty-four hours, taking roughly 15 days in total to complete the process. The process also entails wet sanding with sand paper as fine as 5,000 grit.
The dovetails on the drawer sides cut through the front of the drawer face, contrary to a normal dovetail. This dramatic effect uses a 1/8” brass pin to lock the dovetail joint together from the top.
THE DESIGN PROCESS AT A GLANCE
MAKING THE WALNUT PULLS
ADDING THE WALNUT PULLS