So, my bride comes to me this morning asking, “what’s wrong with this picture?”
Realizing that it had been quite a few years since my first Hepplewhite stand, I committed to build another to even out the look of our bedroom. The first stand, built in 1997, has red oak legs, hackberry sides and drawer font, and a sassafras top. It was finished with shellac and beeswax. The top has been re-waxed several times over the years and is in need of a touch up. As to the new stand, although it will be dimenionally identical, it will have cherry legs, and Ambrosia maple sides, drawer front and top. Finished in kind with shellac and beewax.
So, using this cherry and Ambrosia maple …
... recently purchased from Suwanee Lumber (the best little lumber company in all of Georgia), I’m going to use just these tools …
... and this simple drawing …
... to build yet another Hepplewhite one drawer stand. Wish me luck. Thanks for looking, more to come!
Hepplewhite Stand #1: What's Wrong With This Picture
Hepplewhite Stand #2: First Things First
Hepplewhite Stand #3: Lay-Out & Rough-Cut
Hepplewhite Stand #4: A Proper Edge
Hepplewhite Stand #5: Mortises - Finally!
Hepplewhite Stand #6: Frame Members Sized for Tenons
Hepplewhite Stand #7: Tapering the legs
Hepplewhite Stand #8: Completed Legs and Drawbore Pins
Hepplewhite Stand #9: The Drawer
Hepplewhite Stand #10: Final Assembly
-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia. Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.