Category Archives: Wood

Second Source to the Rescue

The first two pallets I came across for this project ended up being duds. The Q/S White Oak pallet looked great at first, but after being pulled apart many of the slats and two of the three rails twisted around … Continue reading

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Playing to the Cheap Seats

Several months ago I was issued a challenge to create a piece of period appropriate seating made from Pallet Lumber. Material matters little given a sufficient level of experience with design and construction. The challenge also included that the design … Continue reading

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All Out of Square, Goffano Part 1

A coopered top might be the most some think of when it comes to curvature on a boarded chest. A little poking around discovers that square bodies with a curved top isn’t anything close to the end of the line, … Continue reading

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Better Boarded Chests – Improvements that Fail

A good portion of this summer I’ve been info-dumping on historically appropriate methods and variations to build a robust and attractive boarded chest. I’ve touched on the general form, materials, fasteners, and decorative elements that add to more than just … Continue reading

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A Better 6-Board Chest – Grain Direction

In the previous post, we discussed the design and construction technique for a generic Continental-style boarded chest. Today we’ll get into some more detail of how to orient the boards in the chest to make the most of the natural … Continue reading

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