Arts & Mysteries: Boarded Furniture Essentials

You needn’t be a dovetail master to build handsome 18th-century furniture.

by Adam Cherubini
Pages 18-21

From the April 2012 issue, #196

In my last article, I discussed the history of boarded (nailed) furniture and tried to get you as excited about it as I am. In this article, I’ll explore one sort of boarded carcase. Though the finished project won’t look like a country hutch or cupboard, the construction will be close or identical. This sort of furniture is fun to build and can be easily completed in a weekend with nothing but a few hand tools. The skills you hone building this sort of furniture will directly translate to building finer pieces.

Blog: Read Adam’s Arts & Mysteries blog.
To buy:Building a Philadelphia Chippendale Chair” – a PDF collection of Adam’s eight-part series on the topic.
In our store:The Arts & Mysteries of Hand Tools” on CD.

From the April 2012 issue #196.
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