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Philadelphia High Chest

Philadelphia High Chest

Woodworker: Tony KubalakKubalak says the carving on this Philadelphia high chest was the most “elaborate, ambitious, and voluminous” he has ever attempted, and he is proud of the results. The...

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Hepplewhite Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Hepplewhite Serpentine Chest of Drawers

Woodworker: Eric OranskyOransky based this reproduction of a Hepplewhite serpentine chest of drawers on a piece made in the late 1700s in New England. He created a scaled drawing of the piece...

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Philadelphia Highboy

Philadelphia Highboy

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...

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Salvaged Australian Red Mahogany Credenza

Salvaged Australian Red Mahogany Credenza

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Woodworker: Zachary HarmsWhen the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago was throwing away solid wood from an old exhibit, Harms jumped at the chance to salvage the lumber and use it in this credenza, 26-in. deep...

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Newport Bureau

Newport Bureau

Woodworker: Pete MichelinieThis mahogany and poplar desk (20-1/2-in. deep by 36-1/2-in. wide by 32-3/4-in. tall) is a reproduction of a Newport block-front kneehole bureau attributed to Edmund...

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Mahogany Tea Table

Mahogany Tea Table

Woodworker: William KlugeThis mahogany tea table (19-1/2 in. deep by 33 in. wide by 26-3/4 in. tall) is a replica of a John Goddard original made in 1760. In 2005, the original was sold at a...

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Chinese-Influenced Hall Table

Chinese-Influenced Hall Table

Woodworker: Craig DuboseCommissioned by clients in St. Louis to build a Chinese-inspired hall table, DuBose didn’t see them face to face until he delivered this mahogany table. They worked out the...

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Sideboard of Mahogany and Birds-Eye Maple

Sideboard of Mahogany and Bird's-Eye Maple

Woodworker: Greg BrownBrown’s mahogany and bird’s-eye maple sideboard reflects a combination of Federal influences. The main form can be attributed to a Seymour-style dressing table, the...

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Mahogany Bombe Chest

Mahogany Bombe Chest

Woodworker: Tony KubalakKubalak is a master of authentic period reproductions, yet this mahogany bombé chest still held challenges for him, particularly the serpentine front and angled dovetails on...

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Greene-and-Greene-inspired Built-in

Greene-and-Greene-inspired Built-in

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Woodworker: Neil KnechtThis Greene-and-Greene-inspired piece may look like a freestanding cabinet, but it’s actually a built-in. Knecht needed the depth to store stereo components, so he recessed...

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Queen Anne Lowboy in Mahogany

Queen Anne Lowboy in Mahogany

Woodworker: Philip C. Lowe Lowe crafted this mahogany lowboy for an article in Fine Woodworking (FWW #200). It's not an exact reproduction, but it captures the spirit of the early pieces. It combines...

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Asian Inspired Side Table

Asian Inspired Side Table

Woodworker: Sarha Holt When designing this side table for a client’s lounge, Holt tied together a number of elements. The newly updated room contained antiques, reflected in the slipper feet, and...

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Boulle Marquetry Cabinet

Boulle Marquetry Cabinet

Woodworker: John Kettman For this sideboard Kettman used the Boulle technique of cutting marquetry, which creates two sets of veneers at once, a positive and a negative. The result is two pieces of...

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Carved Cradle

Carved Cradle

Woodworker: Jim Schmidt This mahogany cradle was a gift for Schmidt’s first grandchild. Drawing from his experience as a packaging designer, Schmidt used a Cut-All tool to do the scrollwork. The...

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Traditional Mirror Frame

Traditional Mirror Frame

Woodworker: Glen G. Guarino Guarino wrote an article for FineWoodworking.com that details how to make this mirror. The top molding in this mahogany frame gives the piece its traditional look. The...

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Sheraton-Inspired Arm Chair

Sheraton-Inspired Arm Chair

Woodworker: Daniel H. Phillips Phillips, a North Bennett Street School student, adapted a drawing from Thomas Sheraton’s The Cabinet-Maker and Upholsterer’s Drawing-Book for the design of this...

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Mahogany and Butternut Bowl

Mahogany and Butternut Bowl

Woodworker: Steve Wachtel Wachtel, 17, turned this bowl as part of a class at Jefferson Township High School in New Jersey. The bowl, a lamination of mahogany and butternut, took him about 4 hours to...

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Chippendale Side Chair Reproduction

Chippendale Side Chair Reproduction

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...

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Freestanding Tool Cabinet

Freestanding Tool Cabinet

Woodworker: Andy Rae Gracing the cover of Jim Tolpin's The Toolbox Book (1995, Taunton Press), Rae's freestanding tool cabinet has served him in the shop for more than 20 years, doling out handsaws...

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Goddard-Townsend-Style Fall-Front Secretary

Goddard-Townsend-Style Fall-Front Secretary

Woodworker: Carl Glassman While building this reproduction Goddard-Townsend fall-front secretary, Glassman, an 83-year-old retired surgeon, received both inspiration and guidance from John McAlister...

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