|Project by Dennis Zongker||posted 09-01-2010 02:11 AM||7085 views||31 times favorited||59 comments|
My brother, Dan Zongker, met with the customer and designed three pieces of furniture for their bedroom, a bed, dresser, and nightstand. The customer was looking for something traditional with carving and some kind of burl veneer.
The design he came up with was a style that is named for England’s Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901. This was a style applied to English and American furniture of that time. This style of furniture elaborates on Rococo and Louis XV style, with exaggerated curves and size, lush upholstery, and carvings. This 18th Century traditional design gives this bedroom set an exquisite look, which complement both elegance and grace.
I engineered the pieces on AutoCAD, except for the carvings, which I drew free hand. I do all the carving by hand.
The bedroom set is made out of solid cherry and cherry veneer core plywood, Maple Burl Veneer. The crown molding I cut 16 layers of 1/8” solid cherry then glued them together on a radius template to equal the 1 3/4” thickness.
One of the things I enjoyed was making the radius crown moldings and fitting the center fan carving with the scrolls to the radius crown. I had to cope the inside top edge of the crown to match the radius of the scrolls. I worked on this set for three months.
-- Dennis Zongker