Queen Anne

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Period Hardware, Too

Significant changes in furniture came about as we moved from William & Mary (W&M) designs to those of the Queen Anne period. Generally we talk about cabriole legs and dovetail joinery being the big changes. Dovetails moved from clunky, chunky and evenly sized tails and pins to a more refined design as we clawed...

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Unexplained Discovery: Tapered-side Dovetailed Drawers

One of most fun aspects of furniture is not necessarily found in the shop. Yes, making wood dust and building furniture is a blast – that’s why we do it. But discovering something that is not easily explained is fun, too. The week immediately after labor day – that would be beginning Tuesday September...

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Sweating the Details

When I talk to woodworkers about drawers, particularly dovetail joinery, I mention the transition that occurs as we moved from one furniture period to the next. In general, dovetails became a drawer-joinery method during the William & Mary period; woodworkers had used dovetails earlier, but they became more widely used during the period that...

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2013 Woodworking Classes

The best way to learn more about woodworking, besides the arduous path of hard knocks of which lessons are not soon forgotten, is to take woodworking classes at a dedicated school. I’ve been back at the magazine and posting blogs for more than a month, so I feel I can post about my 2013...

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Queen Anne Dressing Table

This period reproduction shouts ‘high-style’ on the outside, but the inside structure is all ‘I Can Do That.’ By Glen D. Huey Pages: 26-33 From the June 2010 issue #183 Buy this issue now At first glance, a novice woodworker might turn the page on this Philadelphia-style dressing table thinking that the craftsmanship is...

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Queen Anne Side Table

Part 2: Building the base. My detailed finishing techniques will allow you to complete this beautiful period piece. By Glen D. Huey Pages: 61-67 From the November 2004 issue #144 Buy this issue now In the October 2004 issue I showed you the steps to create the cabriole legs for this classic Massachusetts Queen...