Some of you may have noticed that the banner for this blog shows a model I've been working on, over the years, of my apartment. In that particular photo, I allowed myself some artistic license, such as the bamboo looking walls, which do not really exist. The model, along with my apartment, has changed over time. Here are some pieces I made in a recent round of building.
This is made from primarily from black walnut, but mahogany was used for the back piece and the draw bottoms. This 1/12 replica is made of better material than the real piece, which is veneer over some kind of pressed wood.
|The replica (above) and the original (below) on which it is based. The real sized piece is the 6-drawer Villas Dresser, from Overstock.com. The picture is from Overstock's site.|
Here are some shots of the finished piece and the process in case you are curious about how this was built.
Desk, file cabinet, ottoman, book shelf
|There are many ways to make the sliding draws. I went for the simple method. A more elegant solution might have been to cut grooves in the inner walls or the draw piece.|
|The desk with one simple drawer.|
|Yes, those are some of my actual books (Dracula, a classic everyone must own, a look on pirates, and a boxed, double volume of Leslie Klinger's Annotated Sherlock Holmes).|