The flowing curves, breathtaking veneer, and large drawers make this elegant chest a fashionable and functional piece of furniture.
Traditionally, bombé chests required large, 4"-thick slabs of mahogany that were sculpted into the bulging curves. Today, that would put the cost out of reach for most of us. So with this design, we made the bombé style accessible by using materials that are affordable and easy to find. But don’t worry. The choices won’t compromise the quality or appearance of the chest. We used painted poplar for the primary wood and cabinet-grade plywood for the curved panels. A straightforward kerf-bending technique makes shaping the curved panels a breeze.
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What You Get:
- 15 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 97 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Tips and techniques from our shop
- 2-page kerf bending article
- Cutting diagram. Materials list. Project sources
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.