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A George II Ash Bureau – Part Five

I rubbed a couple of lengths of ash together to make the fall and then added a single-mitred cleat to each end. Next I scratched an ovolo moulding around the periphery of the exterior of the fall (fig. 1) and … Continue reading

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A Small Queen Anne Gateleg Table – Part Four

With anything other than square drop-leaf table tops, I form the table-leaf joints* and chop in the hinges prior to cutting the top’s outline to ensure a smooth transition across the leaves’ joints. *The folding wooden ruler – from whence … Continue reading

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A George II Irish Elm Dressing Table – Part Three

I glued the carcase together, including the drawer guides which are tenoned into the front and back panels. The following day I rubbed the partially formed ears onto the sides of the knees and the carcase. Once dry, the ears … Continue reading

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A George II Elm Corner Cupboard – Part Four

I prepared all the stuff for the door frame and planed the grooves to accept the door panel. I also stuck a 1/4″ ovolo along what will be the inner edges of the door frame. The ends of the frame … Continue reading

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A George I Walnut Side Table – Part One

Despite not really having much room in the house for yet another table; from the moment I clapped eyes on this handsome little side table, I couldn’t resist having a go at making one. Its diminutive proportions (29-1/2″ [75 cm] … Continue reading

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