Wednesday 28 February 2018

Finishing off the Base of the Chest

The underside will be the least seen of the outside surfaces but still needs care and thought. To give the chest a little lift, I stuck on this 5 mm thick piece of matching walnut. It was about 75% of the area of the base so as not to be visible. I chamfered the edges with the excellent little Philip Marcou chamfer plane.

To prevent the base sliding around and getting unsightly scratches I added four leather bumpers. Rather than buy the felt ones which are too thick, I used some nice brown leather and double sided tape. This way I can choose the colour, thickness and size and they're a lot cheaper too!

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