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Project by Woodoc posted 12-04-2016 11:38 PM 1484 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction of a 17th century Pennsylvania Dressing Table that I began at the Lonnie Bird School of Fine Woodworking last April. I finally got around to finishing the project a couple of weeks ago. Although I tested it on some left over scrap from the drawer fronts, the stain is darker than I had wanted and the figure in the crotch wood drawer fronts is subdued. However, I love the design of this piece. The curve of the legs blends with the scroll work on the case and the proportions seem just right. This has been a very satisfying project. I can’t wait to get started on the next one.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien





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theoldfart

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 12:18 AM

Very well done. I’m in the process of making a Connecticut Valley version.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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oldrivers

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 02:24 AM

Beautiful dressing table! outstanding workmanship. I wish the color of the pix. had been true to life.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 02:58 AM

That’s a fantastic table.

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 03:39 AM

Outstanding work

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 03:59 AM

That is a beauty..

-- earthartandfoods.com

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Lenny

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#6 posted 12-05-2016 09:13 AM

This is an example of why it’s called “fine” furniture making. Congratulations on a beautifully crafted and eye-pleasing piece.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#7 posted 12-05-2016 11:42 AM

What a beautiful piece!

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 12-05-2016 03:56 PM

Looks great.

-- Julian

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#9 posted 12-05-2016 08:13 PM

17th century or 1700’s?

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theoldfart

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#10 posted 12-05-2016 08:46 PM

18’th

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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Woodoc

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#11 posted 12-05-2016 10:00 PM

Right. 18th Century. My mistake.

Thanks for the kind comments. It’s nice get a pat on the back from others who have the same passion. LJ and the projects found here have helped me stay inspired.

-- Doc "Not all who wander are lost." --J. R.R. Tolkien

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#12 posted 12-05-2016 11:42 PM

Beautiful dressing table! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of satisfaction and enjoyment from it!

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

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theoldfart

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#13 posted 12-05-2016 11:45 PM

“the projects found here have helped me stay inspired.” as does yours for me.

Thanks for the excellent motivation!

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#14 posted 12-06-2016 06:52 AM

I like those legs. Incredible and outstanding old school craftmanship. Black colour fits it good. I wonder how much you could price it?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 12-06-2016 09:43 PM

Great project. Can’t beat the proportions of a well designed dressing table. Do you have any details of the feet?

Keep up the good work. Need more period furniture guys out there.

CH

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