Monthly Archives: August 2011

A George III Mahogany Cabinet-on-Chest – Part One

Some years ago we moved into a larger house and to help furnish a small bedroom, we bought a no-frills pine open-bookcase atop a chest of drawers. Aside from being unutterably ugly, the issue I have had with the piece … Continue reading

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Making a Yew Caddy – Part One

I am required to take various tablets both morning and evening, and keeping them ordered and convenient has necessitated the use of a box which resides on a table by my principal chair. The unattractive shiny tin box always was … Continue reading

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Chippendale Hanging Shelves – Redux

Any plans I have encountered for the purpose of reproducing period furniture usually suffer from inaccuracies and loose interpretations brought about through ignorance of furniture chronology and period practices. Similarly, limitations arise through the advocacy of some modern tools, substandard … Continue reading


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