|Project by Lee A. Jesberger||posted 07-04-2007 04:53 PM||2644 views||4 times favorited||36 comments|
This was a fun, yet challenging project. It was my first attempt at carving ball and claw feet.
Built from Mahogany, using full width pieces, (22”wide boards), we closely followed the construction details found in the original 18th century Low Boy’s. We did use compression methods to ensure the wide boards would not crack, as those in the originals did.
The top is Quilted mahogny, as is the top of the mirror unit.
The front is cut from one piece, so the grain is continous accross the drawer fronts, including the curved drawer. We did this by resawing the center drawer face into 3/32” thick pieces, and gluing them back together over a curved form, in a vacuum bag.
The finish is french polished shellac. All the hardware came from Ball and Ball Hardware, and is correct for the period.