Dovetailed Clothing trunk

December 14, 2013 in Furniture by Fritz

I just finished my first dovetailed clothing chest. It is based on the 15th and 16th century ones I saw in Munich, but is much smaller to make it easier to travel with. It has two tills for keeping small items from getting lost in the bottom. The lids of the tills double as props for the lid of the trunk. It’s made of some walnut boards I got in trade a while back.

Unfortunately, museums don’t let you turn their pieces upside down or open them up, much less take them apart. So, I’m not 100% certain on a few of the construction details. I’ve constructed this as much like the originals as I could figure out and I’ll be keeping a close eye on how it does over the next campaign season.

This one is a birthday present for my lovely lady, but there will be more in the future.