Tag Archives: minium

Inside ‘er Information

There has been a recent surge (if two emails in the same week qualifies as a surge) of enquiries regarding the appropriateness of ‘finishing’ (in the modern tongue, applying some sort of varnish or lacquer) the interiors of drawers and … Continue reading

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A George II Elm Corner Cupboard – Part Five

The door is suspended on H-hinges which, because they are surface-mounted (as opposed to the more usual butt hinges whose plain leaves are concealed between the door edge and carcase), have decoratively shaped edges. The hinges are also unique in … Continue reading

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Making a ‘Mulberry’ Corner Cabinet – Part Eleven

While waiting for other substances to dry on the show wood, I dealt with colouring and protecting the cabinet’s exposed external pine surfaces with a minium wash. It became common practice in the eighteenth-century to wash the back boards of … Continue reading

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