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Twin Bonnet Tops

comments (7) April 15th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

rogerlandry rogerlandry, member
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As a woodworking hobbyist in my spare time, I had always wanted to make the highboys in FWW issue #117 from 1996.  With the work and detail involved, I figured it would be just as frustrating if I made 2 at the same time instead of just 1.  I could not obtain or afford the highly figured curly Cherry but good quality Cherry looks great anywhere.   These were a real joy to build.


Design or Plan used: Randall Odonnell FWW #117 Bonnet Top Highboy

posted in: Reader's Gallery, workshop, WorkBench, cabinet, period interpretation, dovetails, , carving, cherry, tenons, chest, chest of drawers, shellac, chippendale, queen anne, period furniture, poplar, brass, highboy, bonnet top


Comments (7)

coolreed coolreed writes: Awesome work.
Posted: 10:49 am on May 17th

ohwoodeye ohwoodeye writes: Very nice.
What in the world is on TV in picture #2........HELLO!
Posted: 12:12 pm on April 21st

rogerlandry rogerlandry writes: Like all my projects, these highboys were made for my wife and she is very much enjoying them now that they are finally in our home,
I wish I would have tracked the hours, Making 2 at the same time, in my spare time and on weekends took about six months.

Thanks for commenting,
Posted: 3:12 pm on April 18th

BetsyE BetsyE writes: Very nice. Where are they now?
Posted: 11:21 am on April 18th

skaslusky skaslusky writes: Beautiful job, thanks for sharing it with us
Posted: 7:37 pm on April 17th

skaslusky skaslusky writes: Beautiful job, thanks for sharing it with us
Posted: 7:37 pm on April 17th

Antondeg Antondeg writes: Great work how many hours did it take? For the first time I an tracking hours on my current project.
Posted: 6:40 am on April 17th

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