"England's, Queen Victorian Style, King Bed"

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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 09-01-2010 02:11 AM 8479 views 31 times favorited 60 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother, Dan Zongker, met with the customer and designed three pieces of furniture for their bedroom, a bed, dresser, and nightstand. The customer was looking for something traditional with carving and some kind of burl veneer.
The design he came up with was a style that is named for England’s Queen Victoria, who reigned from 1837 to 1901. This was a style applied to English and American furniture of that time. This style of furniture elaborates on Rococo and Louis XV style, with exaggerated curves and size, lush upholstery, and carvings. This 18th Century traditional design gives this bedroom set an exquisite look, which complement both elegance and grace.
I engineered the pieces on AutoCAD, except for the carvings, which I drew free hand. I do all the carving by hand.
The bedroom set is made out of solid cherry and cherry veneer core plywood, Maple Burl Veneer. The crown molding I cut 16 layers of 1/8” solid cherry then glued them together on a radius template to equal the 1 3/4” thickness.
One of the things I enjoyed was making the radius crown moldings and fitting the center fan carving with the scrolls to the radius crown. I had to cope the inside top edge of the crown to match the radius of the scrolls. I worked on this set for three months.





-- Dennis Zongker

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#1 posted 09-01-2010 02:14 AM


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#2 posted 09-01-2010 02:28 AM

CNC? how was that done? lol you didnt carve that did you??? thats beautiful work Dennis!

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

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#3 posted 09-01-2010 02:29 AM

beautyfull work Dennis


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#4 posted 09-01-2010 02:29 AM

Great job ! Every thing from designing to the finish work.

-- Have a great day.

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#5 posted 09-01-2010 02:30 AM

My jaw hit the floor. Your work is beautiful. I would love to see the carving in progress.


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#6 posted 09-01-2010 02:31 AM

I knew this was going to turn out nicely… but I had no idea. What an exquisite set! I’m not a skate boarder, but… “Respect, Dude”!

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#7 posted 09-01-2010 02:41 AM

Dennia and Dan a great commission and a great creation.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#8 posted 09-01-2010 03:24 AM


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 09-01-2010 03:30 AM

beautiful work

-- jesse

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#10 posted 09-01-2010 03:30 AM

Truly Beautiful and inspirational work, dennis. thank you for posting

-- Greg P, Washington State,

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#11 posted 09-01-2010 03:35 AM

Dennis, your work is always amazing, but this one just leaves me speechless!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#12 posted 09-01-2010 03:46 AM

Absolutely beautiful! Cherry wood makes it stand out, I don’t think you would have gotten the same effect with walnut. The details will be hidden with walnut. OUTSTANDING work!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#13 posted 09-01-2010 03:46 AM

This is fantastic and astounding. Especially your carvings give me a goal for craftsmanship I hope to achieve some day. Thank you very much for posting this inspirational project.


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#14 posted 09-01-2010 03:56 AM

What would someone pay for something like… I assume about $200?



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#15 posted 09-01-2010 04:00 AM

do u want a job?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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