LumberJocks

Philadelphia Dressing table

  • Advertise with us
Project by chobbs66 posted 1895 days ago 1743 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The chairs were well received so I figured I would post another:

This is a Philadelphia Dressing table, modeled after an existing high chest in the Chipstone collection. I took some other lowboys and scaled my dimensions proportionally from there. I built this one in 2006, with the goal of building something to practice my carving skills.

Dimensions: 31 1/4” high, by 21” deep, by 35” wide.

Materials: Mahogany and white pine as secondary, Hardware from Ball and Ball

Finish: Water based aniline dye and shellac

It was a fun project, that took quite a bit of time and effort, but was definitely worth it.

Thanks for checking it out, Cal





21 comments so far

View 747DRVR's profile

747DRVR

199 posts in 1988 days


#1 posted 1895 days ago

Absolutely beautiful.What color and brand of aniline dye?

View rickf16's profile

rickf16

376 posts in 2213 days


#2 posted 1895 days ago

Really nice! Just gorgeous!

-- Rick

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112015 posts in 2209 days


#3 posted 1895 days ago

Another super project, This dressing table looks wonderful.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View patron's profile

patron

13017 posts in 1973 days


#4 posted 1895 days ago

beautifull work !
i don;t have the patience for that ,
my hat is off to you !
thanks .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

View musician's profile

musician

38 posts in 1987 days


#5 posted 1895 days ago

Absolutely top-notch A-1 beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

-- Joe,Texas,www.woodworkerJoe.com

View Les Hastings's profile

Les Hastings

1274 posts in 2405 days


#6 posted 1895 days ago

Outstanding piece of work!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

View CharlieM1958's profile

CharlieM1958

15688 posts in 2850 days


#7 posted 1895 days ago

You might just have have a smidgen of talent for this sort of thing. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

View isetegija's profile

isetegija

762 posts in 2146 days


#8 posted 1894 days ago

This is magnificent work!

Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

View DocK16's profile

DocK16

1139 posts in 2718 days


#9 posted 1894 days ago

This is what I call top notch wood working. Very nice work. I hope every one gets a chance to see this before it moves off the project page

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

View tinnman65's profile

tinnman65

1120 posts in 2045 days


#10 posted 1894 days ago

Very nice work, all that carving is beautiful. Thanks for posting

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

View Karson's profile

Karson

34870 posts in 3032 days


#11 posted 1894 days ago

Thats a great project. Beautiful job there mate.

Would love to see the series of photos that came to this completed 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 †

View RBWoodworker's profile

RBWoodworker

416 posts in 1983 days


#12 posted 1894 days ago

Stunning work Cal.. please start a blog or post of how you did all this..I would love to hear how you did the legs with the pillars in them..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

View stefang's profile

stefang

12935 posts in 1966 days


#13 posted 1894 days ago

A wonderful piece. I loved the carving. Top notch!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Splinterman's profile

Splinterman

23058 posts in 1993 days


#14 posted 1894 days ago

Great attention to detail Chobbs….....well done.

View Dennis Zongker's profile

Dennis Zongker

2419 posts in 2223 days


#15 posted 1894 days ago

Great job!! The ball & Claw feet are carved superbly.

-- Dennis Zongker

showing 1 through 15 of 21 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase