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The Craftsman's Path #18: Queen Anne Side Table - Roughing out the legs

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Blog entry by Mark Mazzo posted 2430 days ago 961 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 17: Gene Landon lecture Part 18 of The Craftsman's Path series Part 19: Queen Anne Side Table - Turning and shaping the feet »

As I mentioned in my last blog post, I was recently inspired to build a period reproduction piece of furniture. I chose to do a side table in the Queen Anne style based on a Glen Huey design with cabriole legs, scrolled aprons and a single drawer. I like this style and it poses some challenges in developing new skills. The picture is Glen Huey’s version.

I’ve started down the path of building this piece and I hope that you’ll follow along as I post entries about its development. The first task at hand was to obtain the rough lumber for the entire piece and then to rough out the beautiful cabriole legs. Take a look at the post on my blog to get the details. Thanks for reading!

Queen Anne Side Table

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com



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Karson

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#1 posted 2430 days ago

Great Blog. A nice start.

I agree about the maple. I don’t thing it would look right in this piece. I used curly cherry and satin maple in a baby cradle for my daughter and I like the combination overall. I’m just not sure on this piece.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Mark Mazzo

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#2 posted 2429 days ago

Karson,

Thanks! I agree on the maple for the drawer – that’s why I decided to stay with the Cherry. DOn’t worry, I’ll find some uses or that figured maple!

I made some ore progress on the legs today. Look for another progress posting soon.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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Dorje

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#3 posted 2429 days ago

Way to dive into it! Impressive! Have you thought of making a spare leg…in case something goes, well…you know…or at least making one or two up in poplar to practice the turned portion on, and to practice shaping?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Mark Mazzo

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#4 posted 2428 days ago

Thanks Dorje!

I did think about making a trial leg out of framing lumber or something but, once I milled the leg blanks square I just went ahead with it. We’ll see how it goes – there’s nothing like a little pressure to get you to really focus, right?

I’ll keep you all apprised of my progress.

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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Dorje

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#5 posted 2427 days ago

Sounds like a plan!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Mark Mazzo

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#6 posted 2426 days ago

Dorje,

Next installment with a bit more progress has been posted!

-- Mark, Webster New York, Visit my website at http://thecraftsmanspath.com

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