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A William and Mary Simulated Tortoiseshell Chest of Drawers – Part Three

To those who commented and emailed in response to Part Two regarding the method of affixing the D-moulded dustboards within the carcase and covering the ends of the dustboards/housings, the following will hopefully go some way to making the procedure … Continue reading

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Constructing a Mid-Eighteenth-Century Drawer

Drawers went through several evolutionary phases (more on them, perhaps, in a later post) before arriving at this apotheosis, circa 1725, and continuing with just two changes (a mid-century 90° rotation of the drawer bottoms and a minor change to the … Continue reading

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

I started with the chest – a classic 5-6-7-8 chest (the drawer heights are 5″, 6″, 7″ and 8″) – but I prepared all the mahogany and pine for both the chest and the cabinet while I was at it. … Continue reading

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Dustboards

If you’ve ever closed a drawer swiftly, you might have noticed that it displaces air. Drawers pushed and pulled in and out of a carcase act like bellows and are capable of moving a substantial quantity of air. As a … Continue reading

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A William and Mary Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Six

Drawers at this point in time were constructed with coarse, through dovetails which, on the fronts, were hidden by thick veneer. The top edges of the drawer sides at this date were square and fractionally lower in height than the … 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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