A George II Mahogany Reader’s Companion – Part Four

The drawers were made up and fitted today (hence, in the image below, the paler wood of the drawer front which hasn’t yet had time to oxidize like the rest of the table).

The drawer linings are of English oak and constructed per the methods of the period viz. bottoms (with grain running from front to back) glued into rebates in the sides, and runners glued up against the bottoms and the rebated sides. The final task was to rub the drawer stops in place with a little glue.

The reader’s companion in-the-white.

About Jack Plane

Formerly from the UK, Jack is a retired antiques dealer and self-taught woodworker, now living in Australia.
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