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Project by deermann posted 665 days ago 1805 views 8 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Queen Ann Highboy that I just finished. It is made of walnut with pine as the secondary wood. The drawer fronts are a highly figures walnut burl. It is finished with a medium brown walnut aniline dye with 2 coats of dewaxed shellac, several coats of wiping varnish and 3 coats of paste wax.

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana, www.mitchellfinefurniture.com





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mikethetermite

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#1 posted 665 days ago

Nice looking Highboy

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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shipwright

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#2 posted 665 days ago

Excellent piece Isaac.
May I ask, is it a copy, an existing design or your original?
Your details are beautiful. Thanks for posting.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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HorizontalMike

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#3 posted 665 days ago

Geez, what I would give for THAT much Walnut, PLUS the skills for building such a fine piece! WOW!

You dun’ good!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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ncdon

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#4 posted 665 days ago

Mr Mitchell, I cruise through this site about everyday and usually don’t have much to say. But every so often a project rears it’s head that really deserves praise. That High Boy is one of those projects. Absolutely beautiful.
you should be rightfully proud of it. Thanks for posting.

-- Don, North Carolina,http://www.ncdon.com " A sharp blade & a tuned saw= happiness"

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 664 days ago

Nice piece ! Compares favorably to some of what I saw recently at Winterthur in Delaware.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#6 posted 664 days ago

Now that is an heirloom piece if I ever saw one. Super nice attention to detail and fine execution. Especially love that walnut burl for the drawer fronts. Very classy!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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luv2learn

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#7 posted 664 days ago

Absolutely beautiful. That piece is way beyond my skill level. I admire guys like yourself who can create such things of beauty!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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Oldtool

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#8 posted 664 days ago

beautiful workmanship, great piece of furniture

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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deermann

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#9 posted 664 days ago

The design is a mix of designs from various pieces found in “Fine Points of Furniture” by Albert Sack. Great book!! The scroll design on the front is pretty standard for the period(the left and right pattern), the center scroll pattern I designed myself. The finials and knee block designs came from different pieces, and the proportionsand crown I came up with by just remaining true to the period and trusting the eye.Thank you for all of your nice comments!!!.....Isaac

-- Isaac Mitchell, Anderson,Indiana, www.mitchellfinefurniture.com

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 664 days ago

Beautiful beautiful piece, great wood selection and very fine workmanship,a very big thumbs up.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Clint Searl

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#11 posted 664 days ago

A work of art.

-- Clint Searl.............We deserve what we tolerate

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Woodwrecker

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#12 posted 664 days ago

Excellent work Isaac.
That piece would grace any room it’s placed in.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 664 days ago

That’s really gorgeous

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 664 days ago

absolutely gorgeous. A fabulous piece and obvious great workmanship.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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dnick

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#15 posted 664 days ago

Wow. That is really a wonderful piece. A great inspiration.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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