Friday, November 8, 2013

Abe stands on his own feet

Abraham the armoire is starting to develop some character.  The carcass work is complete and I have built a  base and crown which locate on the carcass without any fasteners.  Compared to what I see in the furniture shops this wardrobe stands fairly tall at 2.15m and is quite an imposing sight.  I wanted to be able to move it without any fragile protuberances so the base and crown can be separated and moved independently.  All the timber has been bought and the material cost is about $550 which, unfortunately, means that I can't beat the Swedish flatpack alternative "Hemnes" at $399.

Next job is to construct the drawers.
I wonder what the Swedish word for half blind dovetails is?