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Project by DocK16 posted 1322 days ago 1803 views 5 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a lowboy I made for my wife for Christmas but have been unable to post as the hardware was backordered several weeks. It is a modified version of the one featured in the June 2010 issue of Popular Woodworking (by Glen Huey) I used pad foot instead of the drake foot in the article and added couple finials (my wife calls them udders). This was my first try at cabriolet legs and was pretty happy with the results but plan on changing the template to add a little more curve to the basic pattern. Drawer fronts are all one piece, using the Incra jig for cutting the dovetails. Finish is wash coat of Zinslers Schelac, General Finishes latex cherry stain/dype, and several coats of poly and paste wax. Hardware from Lee Valley. Pictures show it to be more red than actual color. Enjoyable and easy plan for period furniture, thinking of doing another in walnut.

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





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sras

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#1 posted 1322 days ago

Beautiful piece! Looks like there is some nice character in the top. Thanks for sharing.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 1322 days ago

excellent work, it will age gracefully last forever .. beautiful

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 1322 days ago

Nice job, that is one smart looking piece.

-- Marc

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#4 posted 1322 days ago

Great job I like the color. I have not had the courage to try cabriolet legs yet.

-- Jake Brain, Florida

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#5 posted 1322 days ago

Looks great! You should be proud. Make sure you post the walnut piece when you finish it. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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yooper

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#6 posted 1322 days ago

Wow. That is an heirloom piece if I ever saw one. Great job.

-- Jeff, CT - better late then never

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tdv

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#7 posted 1322 days ago

Dock That’s a beauty! Ever since our friend Jim started his blog on the lowboy I have been promising to make one…This year definitely, yours is just a bit more inspiration
Thanks my friend
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 1322 days ago

Beautiful great job Doc fine workmanship.

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helluvawreck

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#9 posted 1322 days ago

Now that’s a beautiful piece of furniture and you did a fine job on it.

-- 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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Dave

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#10 posted 1322 days ago

You took your time and the care shows. Very nice.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Bob Kollman

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#11 posted 1322 days ago

Great job, beautiful lowboy…..I wounder if a-1 Jim has his done yet????

I really like the finish Doc, one in walnut would really be nice!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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ND2ELK

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#12 posted 1322 days ago

Beautiful piece. Very nicely done. Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#13 posted 1322 days ago

Cherry top looks great. Nice case work.

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#14 posted 1322 days ago

Elegant Craftsmanship! Very well done.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#15 posted 1322 days ago

Fantastic! What a great gift. How many hours did you put into that?

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