Woodworker: Fred Shindle
This comb-back Windsor is based on the speaker's chair built for The Carpenters' Company, a trade guild, and used at the meeting of the First Continental Congress in 1774 at...
A reproduction of the orignal armonica made by Benjamin Franklin. Sound is made by rubbing a moistened finger along the edge of the spinning glasses. The only deviation is Lash’s use of electricity to work the instrument rather than the traditional foot pedal. The piece is made of white oak, spruce, fir, mahogany and mahogany veneer.
Putnam’s 18th-century reproduction linen press is made from mahogany, quartersawn white oak, ebony and satinwood. The cornice features an inly of the palmetto tree and crescent moon - both signatures of the flag of South Carolina.
This entertainment center features a variety of woods, such as white oak, Honduras mahogany, iroko, black walnut, maple, and ebony. The unit also features curly-maple veneered door panels and is finished with acrylic lacquer over dewaxed shellac.
The furniture of Jefferson's Monticello is the topic of this year's Working Wood in the 18th Century conference, co-sponsored by Fine Woodworking and Colonial Williamsburg. Jefferson himself (in the person of Williamsburg's Bill Barker) showed up often at the show, to answer questions about Jefferson's life, work, and philosophy.