|18 x 26 spice chest. No, it isn't 6 feet tall|
|photo from Colonial Williamsburg|
|My new piece.|
Using the published dimensions and a couple of photos from the above mentioned sources, I worked out the dimensions of the piece. This is a wonderful way to make use of your dividers, your folding rule, and a sketch pad. I've got the process down to an hour or two to work out the major dimensions and proportions. The rest will be figured out at the bench as I work.
At 5 1/2 feet tall, this is is perfect for my library. Walnut, like all my furniture. Classic William and Mary style. I will be documenting this build as I complete it, but I just finished my construction drawing last night. Rarely do I work from a drawing (and never a plan), but this piece is complex enough that I felt a working drawing would be helpful to make sure I lay out all the dadoes in the right spot. Plus, I really like sketching moldings...