Monthly Archives: October 2010

A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Five

With all the quartered walnut veneers, ash banding and walnut banding laid on the carcase ends and cleaned up, I glued the banding to the front edges of the carcase ends and tidied it up too. The top and bottom … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Four

Plain (non-oyster/marquetry) veneered carcase ends of this period were decorated in several ways; book-matched, book-matched with wide cross-banding, and quartered with wide crossbanding and narrow, contrasting banding (ash or holly, 1690-1700) or walnut featherbanding (1695 onwards) between the quartered panels … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Three

The top of the carcase is 7/8″ thick and the top moulding is 1-1/2″ tall, so a 5/8″ ‘packer’ is required across the front underside of the top to make up the difference and give the moulding a solid foundation. … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Two

I had intended to make the carcase of this chest out of Scots Pine (Pinus sylvestris) or reclaimed Yellow Pine (Pinus taeda, Pinus palustris, Pinus echinata etc.) – either would have been historically appropriate – but in the end, I … Continue reading

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Making a Reading Table – Addendum

Thanks to Gereon Lamers for pointing out I had omitted to address the final solution to the book stop dilemma which I wrote of in Making a Reading Table – Part Seven. The book stop has three brass ‘pins’ screwed … Continue reading

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