Carving in progress
The delicately carved crest rail with C-scrolls is supported by a complex pierced splat. The top rail has carved leaves on each shoulder with acanthus carving above the central pendant. The carved splat is bordered by molded stiles.
Dovetailed legs on the pillar of this Queen Anne candle stand.
Drawers are dovetailed by hand with white pine, poplar, white cedar or chestnut as secondary woods.
End Grain Work
Jointing an Edge
Smoothing a Flat Surface
Making a Mitered Joint
Jointing a Board
Hand Planing a Molding
Cutting a Groove with a Plow Plane
Using this router to clean out a groove
Cutting a Rabbet Joint
Cutting a Rabbet Joint (side view)
Cutting a Tongue and Groove
Cleaning out a Mortise Joint
Our frames are made in the tradition of the original 17th & 18th century pieces we duplicate. Since different parts of the country used different hard woods, maple or oak for example, we use the same type of wood that was used on the piece we are using for a pattern. Joints are mortise and tenon construction, using pins and pegs as traditionally used.
These pictures depicts mortise and tenon work of the splat, crest rail, stiles, stretcher, rails and shoe.