Back to Furniture Homepage Building
Pearwood Chest
box Inspired by "The Luggage" of Terry Pratchet's Discworld and a supply of planked timber from a fallen venerable perry pear tree.

The box is of basic carcasse construction with the lid panel decorated in a geometrical inlay of apple, walnut and holly to create a visual illusion of three dimensions.
bback This close up of the corner shows the distinctive "Love-tail" joints. Unlike the flat wedge shape of conventional dove-tails, these feature joints are cut to a heart shape.

Fittings in cast brass complement the colours of the timber well