Heirlooms for the daughters
I’ve been a woodworker for over 40 years. It’s my way of getting even with what I do for a living- building highway and railroad bridges. For over 25 of those years, Fine Woodworking has been the primary influence on my expertise as a wood worker. These matching pieces were inspired by a family heirloom owned by my wife’s father. My philosophy has always been if you can’t have the original build it better yourself. Working from photographs to get the overall likeness, a number of personal touches were also incorporated. As with all of my furniture pieces, I make two of each, one for each daughter. The build required a variety of joinery, book matched drawers and beading. The beveled mirrors add a nice touch. Wood is Missouri Walnut cut close to my house and air dried. Finish is multiple coats of spray lacquer. These were built in my home workshop that is my place of relaxation and mental health!!