18th Century dressing table / Lowboy

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Project by Jgoodwin posted 11-18-2014 07:13 PM 1825 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This 18th Century style dressing table / lowboy is made with cherry as the primary wood and soft maple as the secondary wood. The legs are removable, in the Newport style. This was built entirely by hand, using only the tools, techniques and finishes that would have been used in 1750. The finish includes alkanet root and oil for color, Sandarac for the finish and topped off with beeswax.

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#1 posted 11-18-2014 08:00 PM

Nice work! That is quite an undertaking. Very well done.

-- Will work for wood...

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#2 posted 11-18-2014 09:40 PM

a true labor of love, that is beautiful!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 11-18-2014 11:24 PM

Bravo my friend.
Splendid work all the way around.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#4 posted 11-18-2014 11:25 PM

Very Nice!

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#5 posted 11-19-2014 01:10 AM

It’s beautiful!

(I’ll bet your arms are sore after all that hand work…......!)

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 11-19-2014 01:52 AM

What a beautiful piece. Terrific !

-- Dan, TN

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#7 posted 11-19-2014 07:16 AM

Incredibly well done!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#8 posted 11-19-2014 06:42 PM

What a beautiful piece…. I especially love the top and the legs.

Congratulations, as to do such fine work, and especially by hand, is a huge accomplishment.

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

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#9 posted 11-19-2014 10:36 PM

This is a beautiful wood table.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 11-20-2014 02:44 AM

a complex piece beautifully executed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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