Period accounts indicate 18th-century American cabinetmakers typically produced a wide variety of products. They were neither quite as specialized as some would have it, nor did they produce particularly great quantities of any one product.
Different goals allowed period woodworkers to work quickly.
I was flipping through a copy of The Magazine Antiques one afternoon when I noticed an attractive blanket chest in an advertisement for an antiques dealer in New York. After a bit of research, this is what I came up with.
It's rare that bookshelves look as interesting as the objects you display on them. These shelves are easy to build and knock down for storage.
This Japanese-style Tansu chest can be used in several different configurations to fit your lifestyle. No matter how you stack it, it stores a lot of items, as we show you with this free project..
My dad has been making this six-legged huntboard for a number of years. It has always sold well. Here's your chance to make it at a price well below retail.
Though members of your family aren't likely to store spices in a cabinet like this, you can bet that it will be an oft-requested item for you to build.
It's no wonder furniture manufacturers stay in business. If you haven't noticed we're heading back towards a cleaner look. This nice dresser should set you on your way.
Check out these free woodworking plans for an updated version that still preserves the form of the traditional dry sink.