A William and Mary Simulated Tortoiseshell Chest of Drawers – Part Three

To those who commented and emailed in response to Part Two regarding the method of affixing the D-moulded dustboards within the carcase and covering the ends of the dustboards/housings, the following will hopefully go some way to making the procedure a little clearer.

The 1/2″ wide housings are cut 3/8″ deep into the carcase sides (figure 1) and a continuation of the 1/2″ D-moulding is applied to the front edges of the carcase sides which also serves to hide the housings (figure 3).

wmftcod_carcase_101212_01aFig. 1. Protruding D-moulded dustboard glued into housing in carcase side (carcase laid on its back).

wmftcod_carcase_101212_02aFig. 2. Dustboard end mitred to meet applied D-moulding.

wmftcod_carcase_101212_03aFig. 3. Applied vertical D-moulding completes the effect and hides the housings.

Jack Plane


About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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6 Responses to A William and Mary Simulated Tortoiseshell Chest of Drawers – Part Three

  1. Joe M. says:

    Thanks Jack


  2. burbidge says:

    Very smart!


  3. Robert R. Lindh says:

    Craftsman like job as always!!!!!!


  4. visitinghousesandgardens says:

    I envy your sun right now from cold England


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