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A George II Walnut Serpentine Chest – Part Three

The walnut cross-grain moulding was formed along the serpentine front edge of the carcase’s baseboard prior to assembling the carcase (fig. 1). Fig. 1. The cross-grain moulding already opening up in the 41° (106°F) heat. I cut the one-sided dovetail … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Three

I slathered the dovetails with glue and knocked the carcase together. The dustboards were slipped into their housings with just the drawer dividers glued at the front of the carcase. A pocket – formed by a vertical divider – is … Continue reading

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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Two

I prepared all the ash and pine boards and rubbed pairs of them together to form the relevant carcase and dustboard panels. When dry, I tidied up the panels and cut the dovetails and dustboard housings. Being a mid-century case, … Continue reading

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

I’m getting a little ahead of myself here, but due to the stormy and periodically wet weather we’ve experienced lately, I didn’t want to risk setting up outdoors to work on the chest’s carcase. In stead, I moved piles of … Continue reading

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A George II Virginia Walnut Chest of Drawers – Part Two

Much of the construction of this veneered chest echoes the methods employed in the build of the cabinet-on-chest and the kneehole desk, so I will spare you much of the repetition. That said, I’m incorporating a few alternative construction techniques … 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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