Queen Anne Low Boy and Mahogany Vanity

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Project by Ron Messersmith posted 02-24-2012 06:13 AM 2337 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Queen Ann Low Boy. I came across a single board of Honduras Mahogany, 28 inches wide by 16 feet long. I was able to make this Queen Ann Low Boy and the vanity from the single board. All secondary wood is poplar. The plans for the Low Boy were taken from an issue of Woodworker’s Journal (I think!). The vanity was copied from a customer who brought in an antique for stripping and refinishing. I copied the piece with cardboard templates and made the piece out of the mahogany left over from the Low Boy.

-- Jupiter

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#1 posted 02-24-2012 06:16 AM

Two very nice pieces Ron very good job,they are both beautiful.

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#2 posted 02-24-2012 06:39 AM

WOW that a fine piece of furniture ,just beautiful

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#3 posted 02-24-2012 07:58 AM

Great job, Now that’s what I call art!

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#4 posted 02-24-2012 09:50 AM

great stuff your very good are you self taught or what I am curious

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#5 posted 02-24-2012 02:29 PM

Beautiful work!

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#6 posted 02-24-2012 03:01 PM

Thanks for the nice comments. To answer “thedude50”, I am a self taught woodworker. I believe the vast majority of us are. Since retiring from the Navy (1987), I have attended many week long and weekend workshops. Most of what I’ve learned over the past 45 years has come from woodworking magazines and books. My basic philosophy is to just do it!! I have no problem with doing a project over and over until I’m satisfied. My biggest dream and one of only 2 items on by “Bucket List” is to attend the North Bennett Street School’s furniture making program. (The other Bucket List Item: a red Corvette!!

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#7 posted 02-24-2012 03:05 PM

Beautiful work Ron.
Both pieces are very nice.
Where did you find a mahogany board that large?

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#8 posted 02-24-2012 04:02 PM

Wow. You are talented dude!

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#9 posted 02-24-2012 04:18 PM

Awesome job.. both pieces look great

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#10 posted 02-24-2012 11:46 PM

REALLY NICE WORK!!!!!!!!!! Something to say for “self taught’

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 03:17 PM

great work and beautiful wood too as for the north bennett street school you want to go there to learn or teach? very nice work!!!!!

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#12 posted 01-20-2014 05:13 AM

I am looking for a compact piece like this. Would you be interested reproducing this set for sale? Please let me know: design at aksila dot com. Beautiful work!

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