The customer returned the “pieces” of the original box. Basically, the case was worthless, but the 4 drawers were still ok, as was the zebrawood panel in the lid. Should I try? Are you kidding? But I did. Whereas one always wants to build the case first, then fit the drawers, I had to do the exact opposite. Compounding the challenge was the fact that due to an math error, the runners for the drawers on the original were not evenly spaced, so each drawer had a dado for the runner in a different location on the sides. MADE IT! It all went together and fit! If I had been off anything more than about a 32nd of an inch, it would have been firewood. Great feeling but I don’t really want to do it again.
This piece just received a “Best of Show” award at the Museum of Wisconsin Art’s Members Show. The primary wood is Tiger Maple and the accent wood is Wenge.