Tag Archives: 18th century

Nails

Before 1790 all nails were made by hand. They were hammered out iron by a blacksmith. The shafts were square and double tapered. The heads were hammered and showed facets from the hammer blows. Due to the faceted head they … 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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