Monthly Archives: April 2011

One of This Weeks Projects

As a restorer not every thing I do is woodworking, People and historic organizations bring me all kind of things to be restored beyond furniture.This week a county historic society brought me two interesting pieces. The first is a model … Continue reading

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Finishing the Chest with Drawers

This piece is not a reproduction of any particular existing piece of furniture. Instead it is done in the style of an early 18th century, American, William and Mary form. The finishing processes used are not intended to fool any … Continue reading

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Painted Chest with Drawers

Here is an example of William and Mary painted chests of drawers. I have always liked the look of these painted pieces and wanted to try building something¬† with this feel for a long time. Two years ago I acquired … Continue reading

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A Tribute

I reread my first post this morning and realized that someone may mistakenly think my name is William Foust. It is not, my name is Tom. Billy was one three mentors I have had in my life. The first was … Continue reading

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Learning to build and Design

I repaired and refinished my first piece of furniture in 1969. Over the next few years I repaired a lot of furniture, I was just out of the army, just married, in college and we could not afford to buy … Continue reading

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