Southern Huntboard

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Project by bbrown posted 203 days ago 1172 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This curly maple hunt board is a piece that might be found in an 18th century home in the area where I work: Hertford County in NE North Carolina. The wood was finished with boiled linseed oil (dried for 2 weeks) and 5 coats of shellac. The draws are cock-beaded and there’s a cock bead along the bottom of the case.

Apologies for the poor photo quality. I must spend the time and get better pictures (one of these days).

Thanks for looking,


-- Forest, Virginia ; My guitar scrapbook:

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#1 posted 203 days ago

This is a very impressive piece with fantastic wood and outstanding workmanship.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 203 days ago

WOW, what a beautiful piece of furniture.

-- Julian

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#3 posted 203 days ago

This is a beautiful piece with wonderful wood and craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 203 days ago

Just gorgeous…love the grain and the balance of the piece. Awesome job!

-- we stand behind our work but never under it...(love seeing the look in customers eyes when they hear it)

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 203 days ago

Very beautiful piece.

-- 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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#6 posted 203 days ago

Great Piece I love everything about it. Very nice work

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#7 posted 203 days ago

Very nicely done!

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#8 posted 203 days ago

great job

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#9 posted 203 days ago

That is a truly gorgeous piece! I really like the exposed joinery on the front of the case. Did the darker color just come from the linseed oil?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#11 posted 203 days ago

superb piece.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 203 days ago

That is an outstanding accomplishment!
It looks like it’s 100 years old.
Did you use amber or tinted shellac?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#13 posted 203 days ago

Very intense.
The figure is just wonderful.

Great work.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 203 days ago


Your huntboard is outstanding in every way!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#15 posted 202 days ago

Gorgeous reproduction

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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