This boarded chest is based on a traditional design which challenges contemporary theories about construction and assembly. This project is ideal if you are a woodworker wishing to develop skills to construct simple forms using a small collection of basic hand tools and robust joinery, cutting joints to assemble without glue. Complete your piece with a traditional milk paint or wood grain paint effect.
Derek Jones has been the editor of Furniture & Cabinetmaking magazine for the last seven years and has written extensively on the subject. A furniture maker with more than thirty years experience he now splits his time between teaching, demonstrating and running a bespoke furniture making business.