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Campaign Chest

The campaign chest on page 30 of Woodsmith No. 169 features solid wood construction with a little plywood for the drawer fronts, case backs, and drawer bottoms to help avoid wood movement. To complete the project, you'll need some veneer to apply to the back panels and front of the drawers. The plainsliced mahogany veneer (18168) we used came from Rockler.

To give the chest a fine furniture look, you'll want to add some nice-looking brass hardware.  The heavy-duty campaign chest corner hardware (00A17.02), flush drawer handles (00A19.02), and case handles (00A19.03) all came from Lee Valley.

You'll also need some stem bumpers to keep the drawer operation straight and smooth.  These are available from many woodworking suppliers. I ordered the stem bumpers (28373) for my drawers from Rockler.

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