Cherry Queen Anne Low Boy, 3/4 scale

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Project by Sam Yerardi posted 01-14-2008 08:24 PM 2949 views 1 time favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone,

I have posted my low boy that I just finished up. I made it 3/4 scale, and made it almost exclusively with handtools. I only used a bandsaw to do the initial outline of the cabriole legs. I wanted to prove to myself I could do it. There are some things next time I will do different such as the straight legs in the back. I didn’t cabrioles in the rear because I ran out of 4×4 stock. The front legs were made from a single post that I actually scrounged from an old palatte. I tried to compy as closely as I could a low boy shown in an Albert Sacks ad in an old Magazine Antiques issue. I haven’t added the finials below the drawers yet.

-- Sam

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#1 posted 01-14-2008 08:49 PM

ya did it and ya did it well!!
you must be So proud of this. Well done

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 01-14-2008 09:44 PM

Very good job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#3 posted 01-14-2008 11:00 PM

Extremely impressive!

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2008 12:12 AM

Great result from hand tools.

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2008 12:26 AM

Very impressive, you should be real proud, this is beautiful.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#6 posted 01-15-2008 12:55 AM

Very, Very Nice!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 01-15-2008 01:36 AM

Oh man, that is nice. Good job!

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#8 posted 01-15-2008 03:01 AM

All I can say is wow!

-- Marge, Colorado

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#9 posted 01-15-2008 03:01 AM

Looks great. I’d agree that the cabriole legs in the back would be the icing on the very lovely cake.

-- Chelle

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#10 posted 01-15-2008 05:10 AM

Impressive piece. Nice figure on those drawers.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#11 posted 01-15-2008 03:01 PM

“A tip of the Hat” to you sir… very nice job.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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Sam Yerardi

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#12 posted 01-15-2008 03:08 PM

Thanks to all for the wonderful comments. Coming from you guys and the work I’ve seen you do I am truly honored!

-- Sam

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Sam Yerardi

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#13 posted 01-15-2008 03:18 PM

One other thing I forgot to mention. I made the closet doors beside the low boy in sassafras. If you’ve never worked with sassafras you’re in for a treat. Your shop will smell wonderful.

-- Sam

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#14 posted 01-15-2008 04:24 PM

That’s incredible. You did a very nice job. The dimensions looks perfect.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#15 posted 01-15-2008 08:59 PM

You do amazing handwork. I am really impressed. It’s gorgeous.

-- Happy woodworking!

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