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This is the first project I’ve completed in the last year and a half, and it felt good to be back in the shop again. This bookstand is pictured in “Paint, Pattern, and People: The Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725-1850,” which is a marvelous book. It inspired Charles Bender at Acanthus Workshop to build a reproduction, and it’s his plans that I’ve largely followed.
Constructed of air-dried walnut, and cut and joined by hand. This was my first time at a lathe, and the feet show it. (sigh) Finish is Minwax Antique Oil and Johnson’s Paste Wax.