I made a Shaker swing handle carrier. It was my first time making one.
Here are some things I messed up:
- I should have made the swallowtails line up off-center. Since they are centered, and the handle is centered, I had to drill through them to attach the handle. I think it would look better to have the swallowtails to the side of the handle.
- There are wood spacers between the handle and the box. They are made from drilling into the end of a dowel and then sawing it into thin pieces. I only had a maple dowel of the right size. It looks okay, but to match the box, I’ll get a cherry dowel for the next time.
- It would have been better to apply finish to box before attaching the handle.