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Woodworker: Joel Ficke
This highboy was Ficke’s first attempt at reproducing early American furniture, and he built it under the instruction of Gene Landon. The original, known as the Gratz...
Woodworker: Tony Kubalak
The quality, variety, and number of carved elements make this reproduction of a Chippendale side chair the most ambitious project Kubalak has done to date. The knee carving...
Woodworker: Tom Witzig
Tables in Albert Stack's The New Fine Points of Furniture and in a Master Class article by Eugene Landon (
Fine Woodworking #151
) inspired Tom Witzig to create his own...
Woodworker: Gerald Curry
Curry based this piece on several tea tables made by the Townsend/Goddard craftsmen of Newport, Rhode Island. He points out that unlike a lot of period furniture he has...
Woodworker: Steve Latta
During the late 18th century, elaborately framed mirrors, known as looking glasses, served as testimonials to the wealth of their owners. A looking glass similar to theone...
Woodworker: Randall O'Donnell
This reproduction Newport block-front tall case clock built by Indiana-based furniture maker Randall O'Donnell, features handmade brass movement and hardware, a...
Woodworker: Freddy Roman
Roman built this side table based on a Chippendale design. It features a number of hand-carved elements, including a taurus molding around three sides of the table top, a...
Chippendale-style chest of drawers by Mac Campbell. The chest is accented with reeded quarter columns, cock beading, carved feet and brass pulls. The construction of the reeded columns for this mahogany chest are outlined in FW#93, pp. 81-83.
Lowe’s Chippendale-style corner cabinet does double duty as an entertaiment center. Made with a trapezoidal back Lowe was able to gain enough interior space to house a TV. See his construction methods in FW#106, pp. 82-85.
Newport-style secretary by Irion Co. Furniture Makers
Mahogany and silk damask Chippendale-style stool by Randall O’Donnell. The piece features hand-carved ball and claw feet.
Reproduction Jefferson writing desk made from plywood-core mahogany veneer. Satinwood is used for the inlay.
Stanley’s 18th-century based piecrust table is made from mahogany. TThe table has a french-polish finish.
Bellano’s spice cabinet is made from mahogany. He cut all the dovetails by hand and finished the piece with cherry stain.
These Chippendale-style chairs, made by Rinehart, are made from mahogany and finished with a diluted dye stain, Waterlox, wiping varnish and an asphaltum glaze.
Reproduction of 1770s china table on display in Williamsburg, Va. The table is made from Caribbean mahogany and finished with shellac. The carved fretwork was done by David Salisbury.
Patton’s Chippendale-style reproduction chest of drawers is made from Honduras and Cuban mahogany. The piece is finished with dewaxed garnet shellac.
Philadelphia-style reproduction tip-and-turn piecrust table in mahogany.
Brendel’s Chippendale-style tea table is built from Honduras mahogany. The piece is finished with a flat-sheen catalyzed lacquer.
O’Donnell reproduced this 18th-century mahogany secretary with all the hidden compartments dictated by the time.
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