1750's Dressing Table

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Project by Jgoodwin posted 01-29-2013 07:57 AM 1547 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an 18th Century Style Dressing Table. This was built using the same tools, techniques and finish that would have been used in the Year 1750. That means NO power tools, sandpaper or Polyurethane. It does mean hand planes, scrapers and home made varnish topped with Beeswax. Oh, and 298 hours to complete.

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 11:13 AM

Very good craftsmanship, well executed build. Like the shell carving, all details are very nice, especially the legs.
Thanks for showing his future antique.

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 11:30 AM

Wow! So if the power ever goes out in the whole world, at least we know we’ll have some folks that will still be able to build beautiful furniture :-)
Beautiful table.

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 02:51 PM

Very nice.
I like your determination however if they had power tools and electricity in the olden days, you can bet your butt the craftsmen of old would have used them too.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#4 posted 01-29-2013 05:48 PM

Impressive work and talent! Like the design, wood and the hardware…an heirloom quality.


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#5 posted 01-29-2013 10:19 PM


-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 04:39 AM

That’s a very nice piece. Great craftsmanship.

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#7 posted 03-15-2013 06:49 AM

Fantastic table.The Dressing table is a type of furniture that has been used for many years and is still gaining popularity as time passes. When choosing one, it is very important to select the design according to your bedroom decor and one which provides you a fair amount of usage. One thing that should always be remembered is that the table is especially designed to make your bedroom look beautiful and you must carefully examine it before buying one.

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