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A William III Ash Chest-on-Stand – Part Seven

The drawers were constructed in period-correct fashion with through dovetails front and back. The central veneers on the drawer fronts are the more figured stuff from the ends of the leaves of quarter cut veneer I used for the stripy … Continue reading

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A William III Ash Chest-on-Stand – Part Six

The joinery for these flat, shaped stretchers commonly comprises simple lap, or halved joints, however, one also encounters bridle joints (fig. 1). Fig. 1. The pine stretcher components. After putting the stretcher together, it was veneered on top, inside and … Continue reading

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A William III Ash Chest-on-Stand – Part Five

The legs have turned up… quite well. I am not an avid turner, but turning ash, does at least provide some visually spectacular results. Striking grain and mighty whorls. Turning the onions and balusters was plain sailing, but when doing … Continue reading

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Picture This LXVII

Regular commenter on this blog, Burbidge, alerted me to a unique elm and fruitwood side chair at the Victoria & Albert Museum which incorporates several elements normally found in Windsor chairs (fig. 1). Fig. 1. Chunky chinoiserie elm and fruitwood … Continue reading

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Another Double Bow Windsor Chair – Part Two

The legs and stretchers of this chair are turned from English Walnut in a style common to the Thames Valley region from the early eighteenth-century. The seat is a single piece of elm with the grain running east-west, into which … Continue reading

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