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Philadelphia Highboy

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Woodworker: Kenneth L. WilliamsonWhen asked how long it took to complete his Philadelphia highboy, Williamson said, “Several hundred hours and 35 years.” He started it four decades ago but kept working on it and changing things until he was finally satisfied. The piece was inspired by an original Garvan Carver chest. Although that piece was walnut, Williamson’s version (22-3/4-in. deep by 39-1/2-in. wide by 89-in. tall) is mahogany. The finish is orange shellac and wax. From Fine Woodworking #222
Design or Plan used: Not specified

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