Apothecary chest back to the middle Ages. An apothecary, a health professional who prepared the medication, would be to use the chests to store ingredients and medicines in these boxes. Today, reproductions of the apothecary chest can be used at home as storage rooms. You can buy a variety of styles of apothecary chests, but they can become very expensive. Making your own apothecary chest saves you money and gives you the ability to customize the color and other aspects of the design to your taste and decoration. Cut a ¼ inch deep x? Inches wide rabbet in the rear edges of the side pieces, using your set dado and circular saw. The back piece will fit in these rebates. Attach the drawer slides for separating parts using wood glue and 4-penny finishing nails. Drawers of the slides should be flush with the rear portions of the partitions. Provide 6 16/01 inch spacing between the guides of the drawer.
Attach the filler strip to the partition you will use at the top of the box, using wood glue and 4 penny nails. Attach the partitions and sides, using wood glue and 8-penny nails. Measure the space between the partitions with the measuring tape to verify that you have maintained the spacing June 1/16-inch; adjust before nailing completely. Shape your drawer fronts and the top piece on the sides and edges with your sander. Attach the top piece to the side pieces using wood glue and 8-penny nails. Attach the back with two-penny common nails. Make miter cuts at the corners of basic pieces with your miter saw. If desired, add a scroll design for your basic pieces with a band saw.
Attach the base parts in the lower part of the casing using wood glue and 4-penny nails. Cut? Inch grooves in each of the side pieces with drawers and your dado set your circular saw. Glue the sides and back together with wood glue and nail using ordinary 2-penny nails. Slide the bottom up and tack, using 2-penny nails. Glue your pieces before and fasten it with nails 2-penny. Add clips to hold the edges in place until the glue dries. Drill a hole in the middle of each drawer front. Remove your pliers. Light hand-sand top, front and sides of the housing and the drawer fronts, with 1200 grit sandpaper. Use tack cloth to wipe the sanding dust. Apply your polyurethane stain to parts of the apothecary chest you sanded. Follow the wood grain and applying light, even coats. Let a layer dry before applying another. Place the drawer in position in the rack enclosure when finishing your stain has dried completely. During your first cut, it is useful to cut your drawer for at least 1/8 inches to allow extra material for sanding.