William and Mary Highboy Designs
A furniture maker gets leads for the information he needs to reproduce an antique highboy cabinet. August 21, 2006

Is Mahogany Okay in a "Mission Style" Furniture Piece?
The customer is always right, of course. But technically, what types of wood are legit in a "Mission," "Stickley," or "Arts and Crafts" piece of furniture?February 17, 2014

Identifying the Wood Species for an Antique Chair
April 18, 2010

Reproducing a Grooved Vanity Door
Thoughts on imitating the look of a reeded door panel (made with tambour mat screening in a hinged door panel). September 23, 2006

Building a "Club Couch" from Scratch
A newcomer to furniture building learns on his first couch, and gets feedback. October 19, 2013

A Router Duplicator for Copying Curved Shapes
Here's a slick setup for reproducing complex curved surfaces. December 15, 2005

Antiqueing Brass
Brass gets old quick if you fume or soak it with the right stuff. June 10, 2006

Taking Impressions of Moulding
Advice on making a reverse impression of a moulding you want to replicate. November 8, 2008


Pricing Out a Bookcase Design
A customer's design based on an existing manufactured product probably can't be made for a cost that's competitive with the original. June 4, 2012

Hand-Made Appearance of a Scrub Plane
To get the scalloped look of this made-in-Mexico cabinet, you need a scrub plane a traditional tool that some woodworkers really like. March 4, 2009

Jig for beaded faceframes
Photographs of a shop-built jig. June 4, 2003

Distressing Wood
Learning how to give new furniture that well-worn look. January 6, 2005

Antiquing Tips, Techniques, and Tools
Finishers reveal the trade secrets of furniture abuse. August 17, 2009

Distressed finish
Techniques for making new furniture look old and beat up. February 19, 2002

Distressing wood
Creating a well-worn look on newly built furniture. February 6, 2002

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