Walnut Queen Anne Lowboy

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Project by deermann posted 07-31-2011 06:07 PM 2464 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My latest creation. A Queen Anne Lowboy made of solid walnut with maple burl drawer fronts. I took the apron scroll pattern from a Glenn Huey lowboy from a recent issue of Pop. Woodworking, but I changed it up a little bit to add the drop finials. Turned out to be a nice piece. It is finished with J.E. Mosers medium brown walnut aniline dye, sanding sealer, wiping varnish, and multiple coats of paste wax.

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#1 posted 07-31-2011 06:17 PM

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is what it is all about, so beautiful showing off the wood and Your extraordinary wood crafting talent, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#2 posted 07-31-2011 06:47 PM

I can’t improve on what Mic said. Love it!

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2011 06:51 PM

that is absolutely incredible. Inspirational.

-- "Putty and paint make the carpenter I ain't"

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#4 posted 07-31-2011 06:51 PM

Sweet, cant add ………just plain sweet

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#5 posted 07-31-2011 07:00 PM

Beautiful.Simply beautiful and elegant is all I can think of to describe this piece

-- Mike

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#6 posted 07-31-2011 09:45 PM

Did you make the legs? It took me several total screw-ups before I felt comfortable doing them but, I love to now. I went from 10 hours a leg to 10 hours per set. One of these days I’ll start working with & learning claw & ball.
You made one fine piece, thanks for sharing.

-- "Let he who does not work in wood, find something else that's half as good." (can't remember who I'm quoting)

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#7 posted 07-31-2011 09:50 PM

Thats a beautiful lowboy.

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#8 posted 07-31-2011 10:03 PM

DanW, yes I did make the legs. You are right, it definitely take some practice to get them down!! I think the hard part can be getting 4 that are exactly the same!!

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#9 posted 07-31-2011 10:40 PM

Beautiful grain and great job on the queen anne design. Love it!

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#10 posted 07-31-2011 11:11 PM

Love it!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#11 posted 08-01-2011 12:28 AM

Excellent design and craftmanship. Do you have pictures of the build?

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#12 posted 08-01-2011 02:58 AM

Steve, I do havea few pics of the build. I mainly have some that I took testing the drawer front look. I could send you a few if you’d like.

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana,

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#13 posted 08-01-2011 03:30 AM

I built this same piece out of cherry last year. I too added the finials which were not part of Glenns plan in PW. I will have to concede the walnut looks much better than the cherry. I plan on building another one of these in the future but will challenge myself to add ball and claw feet and a carved shell. I love the burl drawer fronts and the finish job you did on this piece; really stunning.

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

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#14 posted 08-01-2011 05:33 AM


The wood selection, finish and craftsmanship are all absolutely superb. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 08-01-2011 04:44 PM

Really Stunning, Beautiful Work.

-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."

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