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1750's Style Block Front Document Cabinet

comments (2) July 19th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

Olliewood Olliewood, member
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1750's style Block Front Document Cabinet. I was challenged to build this piece after seeing the article by Randell O'Donnell in the 2005 issue(#178) of Fine Woodworking Magazine. As Randell states in his article, this cabinet is a challenging "Little Masterpiece." I chose to make it out of some locally grown and air dried walnut; the beautful coloration and grain character seemed perfect for the piece. The ogee bracket feet (in lieu of bun feet in referenced article) are just my personal preference.


Design or Plan used: 2005 Fine Woodworking Magazine, Issue 178, Article by Randell O'Donnell.

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Comments (2)

DocZimmy DocZimmy writes: I was tempted by the article and may yet get around to trying the piece. I think the bracket feet are an improvement and certainly in keeping with other 18th Century Newport pieces.
Posted: 5:37 pm on November 9th

woodbridge woodbridge writes: absolutely beautiful.
Posted: 7:38 pm on July 24th

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