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More Fancy Arm

This post continues my adventures as I figure out how to attach the arm to my copy of a 1800’s writing arm chair for Williamsburg’s Working Wood in the 18th Century conference. My first post is here if you missed

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A Fancy Arm

I am copying this 1810-1820’s KY writing arm chair for the Colonial Williamsburg symposium in January.  Seth and I spent two days measuring and photographing it at Williamsburg’s furniture conservation lab, and now two months later I’m trying to piece

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Old Guy’s Mistakes

My girlfriend and I went up to Brandywine, PA over July 4th to visit friends. One day we walked to a 19th C. three story milk barn that had been converted to an enormous used book store. I spent more

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Early 19th C. Settee

My girlfriend Morgan and I went to an estate sale last weekend that had several early 19th C. Windsors, including this settee.  I love looking at old chairs – there’s so much to learn.  It’s pretty big, 60 or 70″

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Barstool Reproduction

I just started a fun job.  A customer wants two copies of this early 19th C. barstool.  I love getting to spend time with old chairs like this – there is so much to learn.  Last week I turned the

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A Cool Old Joint

The last time I saw Jennie Alexander was 15 years and two months ago. She was John then and I was a 17 year old kid. I spend three weeks living in Baltimore learning to build a 17th century joint

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