Rolling Chest


This small rolling chest, which sort of matches the flat file, is made from scraps: the sides are maple veneer plywood and the "racing stripe" is alder. The stripe serves only to make the carcass the desired depthI didn't have enough veneer. The top is leftover oak veneer hidden under the laminate. The drawers are a mixture of maple, poplar, and Baltic birch plywood, and the 3/4-extension epoxy slides are leftovers from upgrading some kitchen drawers to full-extension slides.

The drawer fronts are maple veneer wrapped with solid maple. Note the "V" profile on the edge trim. I used a technique suggested by the Router Workshop, which uses a butterfly spline bit to mill the plywood edge and the self-centering trim pieces.

The chest is finished in Fuhr water-borne acrylic varnish.

September 2003.