Woodworker: Laura Smith
Though diminutive in size Smith's demilune table delivers a visual punch. The octagonal mahogany legs are tapered on all sides and have feet of turned maple. The curved apron...
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A modern take on a piece originally designed for military use. This campaign chest functions as a desk rather than the luggage/furniture conbination of its predecessors. The piece is made from maple and teak veneer along with plywood, white oak and brass. The finish is oil and shellac.
This Windsor-style high chair features a continuous arm that slides over a tabletop. A strap can be used around the spindles to keep the child safely in the chair. It is made from maple, pine and red oak and finished with linseed oil.
This Victorian-style washstand is made from cherry and maple. Simple embellishments include the inlay on the knobs and drawer fronts along with front legs in the shape of bass and treble clefs. The piece is finished with diluted cherry stain, tung oil and wax.
This Windsor adaption features a false miter joing between the crest rail and post, a seat with a gutter, and a painting technique that mimics bamboo. The chair is made of maple, eastern white pine, and red oak. The finish is milk paint covered with penetrating oil.
This Federal-style card table is an interpretation of the New York and Baltimore styles. The top features pie-shaped crotch mahogany veneer with acorn-style inlay. Over 200 hours was put into the creation of the table. It has a french polish finish.
Erpelding’s crescent desk borrows design elements of Regency-style commodes, popular in 18th-century furniture making. His updated version uses maple, ebony and ebonized inlay. The stringing patterns, though contemporary, are typical of the period.