Monthly Archives: March 2010

Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Six

Work on the cabinet doors recommenced this week. Having previously prepared the door stuff, I stuck the lower door moulding and formed the groove for the door panels. Lower door moulding and panel groove. Next I cut the door stuff … Continue reading

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Keeping the Home Fires Burning

The approaching antipodean winter puts me in mind of my old workshops in the South West of England. The premises were old converted farm buildings, constructed from mellow Hamstone (a local yellow Jurassic limestone), which were pleasantly cool in summer, … Continue reading

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Pine in the Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Centuries

The third in the series of British furniture timbers of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries. Britain had an insatiable hunger for foreign timber during the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries and her appetite for pine in particular placed her in a strategically dangerous … Continue reading

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Ahhh the Luxury!

[Enunciated in a broad “Dahn t’pub, eh by gum!” Yorkshire accent.] I mentioned in a previous post; the convenience of engaging an unpromising eight-year-old boy to come into work an hour ahead of you every morning to prepare the day’s … Continue reading

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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Five

  I’ve been preparing the stuff for the door frames. The upper doors will have applied mouldings to match the glazing bars and the lower doors will have a simple moulded inner edge which will retain the door panels. The … Continue reading

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