William and Mary Bookstand

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Project by Alster posted 01-21-2013 07:51 PM 2334 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first project I’ve completed in the last year and a half, and it felt good to be back in the shop again. This bookstand is pictured in “Paint, Pattern, and People: The Furniture of Southeastern Pennsylvania, 1725-1850,” which is a marvelous book. It inspired Charles Bender at Acanthus Workshop to build a reproduction, and it’s his plans that I’ve largely followed.

Constructed of air-dried walnut, and cut and joined by hand. This was my first time at a lathe, and the feet show it. (sigh) Finish is Minwax Antique Oil and Johnson’s Paste Wax.

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#1 posted 01-21-2013 07:59 PM

I am not quite sure about the utility of this but it is a great piece of work, nice job!

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#2 posted 01-21-2013 09:22 PM

Very interesting piece great build .


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#3 posted 01-22-2013 03:14 PM

nice work I really enjoyed building one of these. Id like to do another. And for a first time at the lathe you did fine.

-- Got Wood?

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#4 posted 01-22-2013 03:17 PM

It makes a nice conversation piece. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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