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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 02-23-2013 10:24 PM

Seems well and good for function and use of materials.

I find the curves in the door frames inconsistent with the through box joints at the corners and the through tenons for the fixed shelf. The latter are craftsman-era and the curves seem to be Early American.

I don’t recall ever seeing through tenons from something one can’t see. Example: through tenons on a trestle table stretcher. The protruding end of the tenon lets the mind fill in some information about the stretcher.

The tenons sticking out the side of this cabinet are confusing to me.

These comments are meant to be helpful and constructive and are kindly offered.


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