Baroque bench - how to?

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Forum topic by willyns posted 05-10-2011 08:57 PM 2214 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-10-2011 08:57 PM

Good day!
I’m newbie in woodworking, but already need to make a baroque kinda bench. I’m making all the shaped parts and The Carver carves the rest.
I already more or less done with the legs side-bars and seat, but now the funniest part comes – the back. So here comes my question to lj-users if somebody can give me some advice from where to start or what to read or anything else.
Here are the pics of how it looks like.
Thanks in advance :)

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#1 posted 05-11-2011 12:09 AM

You’ll best learn how these are made by getting an old, wrecked
one and taking it down to the frame to study the geometry
of how the curves are done.

Familiarize yourself with Thomas Chippendale’s book
“The Gentleman & Cabinet-Maker’s Director” as well.

I’ve searched for modern texts covering the making of this style
of frame in detail and have yet to find one.

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#2 posted 05-11-2011 06:58 AM

Thank you, Loren!
Will read this book; unfortunately there is no chance for me to find an old one, so let’s hope i will do it just like that.

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