Walnut Tea Chest

About This Project

This box was custom designed to have 18 compartments for teas – 9 in the top area and an additional 9 in the first drawer. The bottom drawer was designed to hold tea ware. The case and lid are joined with through dovetails. The dovetails on the lid are mitered at the top and bottom and the dovetails on the case are mitered at the top. The drawers are joined with half-blind dovetails in the front and through dovetails in the back. Attention was paid to grain continuity. The sides and front are cut sequentially from the same board which allows the grain to flow around the corners. All 6 members of the front are cut from the same board which provides an uninterrupted grain pattern across the entire front.