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My hybrid bonnet top Highboy

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Project by AlaskaGuy posted 02-11-2012 08:11 AM 2918 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In a recent post a fellow LJ member “ohwoodeye” asked if I would post some pictures of the Highboy I built so here it is.

The pictures aren’t great as they were taken some 15 years before I had a decent camera so this is the best I can do.

As mentioned above I built this about 15 years ago. The was my first serious piece of furniture. I did have a back ground in Carpentry and had build a small coffee table and some book shelves. But nothing like this.

This Highboy is a scaled down version of an article I found in a fine woodworking on making a bonnet top Highboy.

I have posted this before on other forums and alway get some remarks about using metal slides from those who are more of the pursuits type. I expect I’ll get some of that here also and that’s OK. I always say each to their own.

Full extension metal slide are great in my opinion. They are very functional, work smoothly, reduce labor and time. I think if the metal slides were available 100 years ago the old timers would have used them also.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 08:54 AM

Well done, iit looks great!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 10:05 AM

Beautiful piece of furniture, nice job, I got no problem with metal slides, whatever works.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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stefang

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 10:42 AM

Beautiful result and great craftsmanship. I don’t see any reason not to use metal slides as long as your not making it as authentic reproduction.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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woodworm

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 12:17 PM

Suoerb work!
I admire you work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Bob A in NJ

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#5 posted 02-11-2012 01:00 PM

Wow, that’s apreety nice piece. Who did you build it for? I have to admit, the metal slides look unusual for this type of furniture but like you say, they work great so why not. Thanks for posting. Bob

-- Bob A in NJ

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#6 posted 02-11-2012 02:06 PM

Beautiful job. Great construction !!

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#7 posted 02-11-2012 03:44 PM

Congratulations on just a stunning piece

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 02-11-2012 04:09 PM

Looks great ,nice details,super build. Because of it’s size it might be called a Midboy:)) If you like slides go for it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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shinju

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#9 posted 02-11-2012 04:12 PM

A great mix of old and new,fantastic.I feel that whatever works for you make it…....shinju

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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#10 posted 02-11-2012 06:14 PM

great job!

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#11 posted 02-11-2012 10:46 PM

Beautiful work, i myself uses slide on some furniture as well , its really easy on the drawers and so easy to adjust
great work!!

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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Roger

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#12 posted 02-12-2012 12:50 AM

that is really beautiful. very nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#13 posted 02-12-2012 12:53 AM

it is the first time i have seen a high boy in oak I think it opens up\ a whole new set of designs to be made in red oak I agree the shakers would have used the glides had they been invented yet so the function out weighs the looks and with the drawers closed you cant tell and since that is how it will be seen 99 percent of the time now biggie 4.5 out of 5 stars

-- when I am not on Lumberjocks I am on @ http://thisoldworkshop.com where we allow free speech

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MatthewG

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#14 posted 02-12-2012 01:30 AM

AlaskaGuy,

Can I ask if this piece was for you or a commission? If you still have it, I would imagine that you have had 15 years of great enjoyment from the work. Congrats!

-- Matthew, from beautiful Wisconsin USA

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#15 posted 02-12-2012 02:37 AM

Very nice work!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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