Fine Cabinetry Work on this Mahogany Chest of Drawers August 24 2016
From our customer Bill Carriker comes photos of his latest project, a solid mahogany chest of drawers. The design is similar to an eighteenth-century bachelor's chest with four drawers, three of the same size and a smaller top drawer. The drawer fronts are veneered with matched mahogany. The top of the chest has a satinwood border and a centered lamp-design inlay. A pull-out shelf which may be used for writing is located just below the top surface. The bracket feet feature a fretwork pattern, and the brass drawer pulls are a Chippendale design.
The chest is finished using Aqua Coat Wood Grain Filler, giving it an easy-to-use base for the shellac and lacquer top coats which have been hand-rubbed to a deep luster.