Tag Archives: dovetails

Wedged Dovetails

If you read Chris Schwarz’s blog at Popular Woodworking, there was recently an interesting post about wedged dovetails. Historically it’s been said that wedging was done primarily to close up gappy or sloppy dovetails. In the coments of that post … Continue reading

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New project 2 [ the box]

After the 4 boards were prepped in the previous post, they were dovetailed together. I didn’t detail that process here, but if you want to see my method I did in this post . You can see in the photo … Continue reading

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New project [stock prep] 1

I recently went to an Amish sawmill to buy some rough-sawn pine to do some remolding in my horse barn. The owner showed me a pile of white pine that had been sitting for about a year. He said that … Continue reading

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Federal Work Table II [ dovetails and building drawers ]

In the first ”Work Table” post I built the carcass, top and legs of the piece. In this post I will show how I built drawers and talk about what I forgot to put in the first post. In the … Continue reading

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Federal Work Table I [ stock prep]

1780 to 1820 is considered the Federal Period in the US. It is heavily influenced by European Neoclassicism and the work of Robert Adam, George Hepplewhite, and Thomas Sheraton. During this period a new form was developed, the ”Work Table”. … Continue reading

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Hall Bench

I was recently commissioned to build a small bench to go in an entry way. It needed to be compatible with a small arts and crafts table which was already in the entry way. The table was made from red … 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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