The 206 Dovetail Dresser

Inspired by Michael Pekovich’s design, this curly cherry chest of drawers is an heirloom piece. There are 206 dovetails in this chest, ranging from stunning (sides joined to top), to the subtle (drawer stretchers), to the hidden, to the expected (drawer fronts and backs), to the deceptively-complex (the base’s double-mitered through dovetails to fakie). You will see the concepts of Continuation of Form in the drawers’ graduating heights and the drawer pulls’ graduating widths.

The Rhody Chest

Inspired by Rhode Island watermen of yesteryear, this chest features a cedar-lined interior and dovetailed drawer. Dovetailed sides add complexity to this deceptively simple-looking piece. Sharp-eyed New England artisans may recognize a “wicked pessah” dovetail conundrum for the drawer’s joinery.

The Esquire Chest

This handsome 6-drawer chest of drawers made from Virginia Curly Cherry displays subtle curves in an heirloom furniture piece. Subtle details include graduated heights of the drawers to please the eye, with slightly taller drawers on the middle and subtly even taller for the bottom two drawers. Once you open the drawer, your senses get impacted even more with the dovetailed aromatic cedar, not only beautiful, with a great smell, but sure to fend off all things not good to your clothing.

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