The reason for the long break between dispatches is because my efforts have been focused on building a rather large wooden vessel capable of accommodating my family and all manner of other creatures that have recently congregated on a nearby hill. But now that the rains have thankfully receded to the point I can reach my bench in the Lemon Studio wearing just galoshes on my feet, work on the kneehole desk has recommenced.
Drawer construction is the same as for the cabinet on chest (the same period and style), so to spare you the sense of déjà vu, I won’t trouble you by repeating the process again here. After cleaning up and ensuring a nice sliding fit in the carcase, the drawer fronts will be rebated to receive cockbeading.
The escutcheons on this piece are of the flush-mounted cast ‘wire’ or ‘ribbon’ variety: They are tapped into tight fitting keyholes and then scraped flush with the drawer fronts.
Pairs of drawer stops were rubbed onto the drawer dividers and the drawers were all carefully positioned in their respective openings.
The rain is again falling as I type this – it is early winter after all.