Monday, 13 February 2017
Alan Peters Walnut Box.
I made this small walnut chest a while ago with wood I bought from Alan Peters widow. The design was inspired by a chest he made and featured in Fine Woodworking.
I had put the chest to one side as the drawers needed final fitting as well as lining.
The drawers have a false back so that the whole thing is accessible without the risk of the drawer falling out, so simple!
Bringing in the rear prevented me from using dovetails so I used tiny tenons with contrasting wedges. The tenons are just 3.8 mm square (just over 1/8").
Using through dovetails, with contrasting ripple sycamore, was another of Alan's favourite techniques.
The wonderful figured walnut has continuous grain round the carcass and the rear panel is a book match of the top.