Monday, 26 March 2018
After waiting a month for the pig suede to be delivered I was finally able to finish off the walnut box. I've got stock of suede in lots of colours but the one that seems to look best with nearly all woods is this lovely dark emerald green.
The drawer base is done first and padded with a 5 mm layer of foam for a luxury feel. Then the sides are added using double sided tape. A thin card is used to wrap the suede around. The extended sides allow the lined area to be fully accessible without a risk of the drawer dropping on the floor, a method used by Alan Peters. This also exposes part of the cedar of Lebanon base and its lovely fragrance.
A final look at the tiny details before it goes off to it's owner.
There is no skimping on the book matched back panel which is let in using the 22.5 degree Chris Becksvoort router bit.