A different kind of woodworking – earthquake safety 

Several years ago I built a Lingerie Chest for my wife to make use of an empty space in our old bedroom.  In our new house it has ended up crammed next to the bed and the 4.0 earthquake last weekend (not to mention the toddler who has started climbing) forced me to finally put some earthquake straps on it.  

Since the piece is so narrow I get to attach both straps to the same stud but hopefully there won’t be and side-to-side movement.

  
I did not build the bedside table (which is actually part of a desk) which is a high quality Chinese Rosewood piece made in Hong Kong decades ago.  It’s on the bucket list.

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