The Wave - A little desk cabinet
This is a little cabinet to put on my desk at work. The name comes from what looks like a wave on the middle drawer face.
Going into this cabinet build, I knew I wanted straight grain as much as possible. I had to do a lot more milling than usual for this but the results speak for themselves in my opinion. The carcass and dividers are cherry. The drawer fronts are from a maple live edge slab - though I'm not quite sure it's actually maple. Its grey'ish colour is all natural. The back panel was painted light blue to give it a little bit of a "pop" and to avoid introducing a third wood specie. Finished with a few coats of shellac and furniture wax.
For the drawer pulls I tried a few different things and ended up making my own out of cherry.
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First time doing half blind dovetails. They're not perfect but I'm happy with it. I did the bottom one first, and almost split the front so I ended up pulling the line back a little for the top two, and proceeded to mark it wrong and pull it even back further.
The drawers are poplar.
On to some build pictures.
I had an idea of the dimensions going in but the drawer fronts here is all of the material I had to work with for the fronts so the dimensions were based off of this.
Still trying to figure out dimensions after the material was milled.
Dry fitting the dividers - stopped dados.
I pre-finished all of the inside parts and then glued the dovetails in one step and the dividers later.
Waterfall dovetails - is that a thing?
I tried a few different things for the pulls but couldn't find something small enough to my liking in a local store. Ended up making my own out of cherry and got it just right after a few attempts.