I originally planned on building the piece out of mahogany which runs about $9.50 a board foot plus a 10% premium for wide stock. In the end I just can't bring myself to spend the money on mahogany and not worry about messing the piece up the whole time. So, I'm building it out of poplar, I am still going to die the piece to look like mahogany (Rob Bois at The Bois Shop has a great video on how he made maple look like mahogany) but, now I can focus on learning some new techniques and building a great piece. If I mess something up then so be it I can start again (at $1.80 a board foot mistakes are much cheaper! )
I stopped by my hardwood dealer to pick up the stock for the bottom case, drawer dividers and drawer runners about 70 board feet, some fairly wide stock - in fact some will need to be cut down slightly to fit through my 13" planer.
Charles has completed the first two videos in the series which include picking stock, glue ups and routing the through dove tails for the drawer runners, I have a little catching up to do but I wanted to give my stock a few days to acclimate before I glue it up.
I plan on documenting the process I take like I have in my previous posts. Although, I'll be walking a fine line to not give away what Charles is offering, he puts on a great show, I encourage everyone to check it out at least once. Stay tuned this is going to be a fun build...
|supplies & costs|
|67 BF poplar
*enough to glue up the panels for the base sides, inner writing surface, top, drawer slides and dividers.
|buying and transporting lumber||2.5 Hrs|