Utilizing the natural contours of our native black walnut within confines of a more strict geometry.
JONAH CHEST: PANELS
Building up a trapezoidal chest panel.
Ebonized walnut splines.
Rough idea of the panel with a 3/16″ reveal (ultimately) of the splines.
NATURAL EDGE FRAME
Scribed half-lap, upper left.
Dovetails, upper right.
Scribed lap joint with key, lower right.
Whole frame. The lower left corner is a doweled butt-joint.
Below in an essay of photos is the cherry and walnut (red cedar, maple, and white oak as well) hope chest assembled, sanded, and awaiting hardware and finishing.