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Bonnet Top Highboys

comments (4) June 10th, 2011 in Reader's Gallery

rogerlandry rogerlandry, member
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Several of you members wanted to see a better view of these 2 highboys I finished for my wife this past April.  Making them at the same time was a big time savings. All together, they took about 7 months in my spare time after work, stretched out over a year. I bought the FWW issue #117 new in 1996 and have waited to make these with a passion since that day.  14 years latter I was finally in a position to take on the challenge.  There were times when I thought I would never finish them. Dimensions are 88" high, 42" wide and 23" deep.  See my web page for further details,

Thanks for viewing.


Design or Plan used: Randall O'Donnell, Fine Woodworking issue #117 from 1996

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

Comments (4)

Historick Historick writes: My favorite piece! It's my next challenge but flat top. Really terrific job . Congratulation !
Posted: 8:55 pm on December 20th

garry1g garry1g writes: Gee that craftmanship looks great, I hope to do something as detailed as this on a much smaller scale come day, keep it up

Posted: 3:13 pm on August 4th

zbop zbop writes: Excellent!! I appreciate tough projects that end in success!!
Posted: 5:05 pm on June 11th

sdbranam sdbranam writes: Magnificient! Shows the value of persistence and perseverance in an ambitious project.
Posted: 6:49 am on June 11th

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