Monthly Archives: March 2011

A George I Walnut Side Table – Part Three

I rummaged through my collection of furniture patterns that I built up from extant antiques over the years looking for a cabriole leg pattern suitable for this table. I found two fitting examples, but one was missing its ear, so … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part Two

I would normally begin such a table by preparing the legs and then the carcase (well actually I have; they’re well underway – more on that in a later post), but behind-the-scenes chatter and some premature sharing of images prompts … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part One

Despite not really having much room in the house for yet another table; from the moment I clapped eyes on this handsome little side table, I couldn’t resist having a go at making one. Its diminutive proportions (29-1/2″ [75 cm] … Continue reading

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The Lowboys

No, not an eighteenth-century cittern-playing pop group, but a group nonetheless, that includes certain small turned-, cabriole- and square-legged tables with up to five drawers. The term ‘lowboy’ appears in usage towards the end of the nineteenth century and has … Continue reading

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