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.
Martin Green owns a commercial decorating service based in the Cotswolds specialising in traditional finishes. A master of his trade his skills are highly sought after in the country houses of England. Among his repertoire of finishes is the traditional craft of graining, both wood and marble effects for which he has won national awards.