Saturday, April 4, 2015

Slant Front Desk

Slant Front Desk

Chippendale Slant Front Desk Cherry
Slant Front Desk

This desk is made of solid cherry from the same log for consistency throughout. Below is the large cherry log we used for this desk. About 1/3 of this log was needed for all the required parts. The largest planks yielded 24-25” wide planks of solid cherry

wide cherry hardwood custom cut for a desk
Cherry Log sawn and dried

Case parts rough milled.  From this point we allow all of the wood to acclimate to the shop conditions for a minimum of 2 weeks which helps to stabilize the material before use on the desk

solid hardwood furniture cherry walnut tiger maple mahogany
desk parts rough milled

This is our wood rack and an example of various projects worth of wood acclimating in our shop. We select and label each piece for the specific project before we rough mill and stack.  

fine furniture hardwood lumber cherry walnut mahogany curly cherry tiger maple
hardwoods acclimating 

 Hand cut dovetail joinery on the Desk Case Top

custom desk with dovetail joinery
desk top

Desk case dovetails are fit 

furniture making a cherry desk
Desk case

The Grain matches and flows from the writing surface up the side of the case, this will be the desk interior

handmade cherry desk in process

 Desk in progress with the interior parts fitted

slant top desk in process
Desk process

 The back feet are dovetailed for superior strength

ogee bracket feet on a desk
desk back foot

 Gluing the feet and molding to the case

attaching the ogee feet
Feet install

Handcut dovetailed drawer with dovetails fit and ready to glue

dovetailed desk drawers
fitting dovetails

Slant Front Desk with all the drawer dovetails cut and fit

Slant Front Desk with hand cut dovetailed drawers
Desk Drawers

 Interior drawers on this desk are dovetailed and carved 

desk interior carved shells
Carved Drawers

Interior Drawers fit after they are glued up

Carved Shell on dovetailed drawers
Interior drawers

Slant Front Desk ready for finish

Drop Front Desk building process

Finished Slant Front Desk

Chippendale Slant Front Desk
Slant Front Desk

carved shells Newport Style desk
Desk Interior

Slant Front Desk Townsend Goddard Custom Furniture
Slant Front Desk

Newport Shell Block And Shell
Interior Drawers

Queen Anne Desk handmade desk
Slant Front Desk

Queen Anne Slant Front Desk Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers
Lid opened

Handmade Desk Detail Writing Desk
Desk Detail

Carved Dovetailed Drawers custom desk
Desk Drawers

Slant Lid Desk Solid Hardwood Queen Anne Chippendale

Newport Chippendale Slant Front Desk Townsend Goddard
Slant Front Desk

Slant Top Desk Fine Furniture Makers
Slant Front Desk

Fine Chippendale Slant Lid Desk
Slant Front Desk

Monday, March 9, 2015

Custom Coffee Table

Custom Coffee Table
Handmade by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers

This example of a custom coffee table is made of solid walnut with a spectacular two board book-matched top with both crotch and figured grain patterns.  The book-matched Walnut top is natures art and is one of a kind. Nothing will ever be able to match the look of this table because no two trees are the same.  

Coffee Table Handmade Solid Wood
Custom Coffee Table

This solid walnut coffee table is made with time tested mortise and tenon joinery

walnut tiger maple cherry mahogany
legs and aprons

This is the solid walnut top after being rough milled the first time to reveal the look of the grain

Solid Wood Coffee Table Walnut Cherry Mahogany Tiger Maple
Book-matched top

After the top is glued up it is hand planed creating a clean, crisp look with a shimmer from the grain that is unmatched in overall clarity. 

custom made coffee table
solid walnut top

This is the book-matched walnut top before finishing.

Book-matched Walnut TOP
Coffee Table top

 Finished Walnut Coffee Table 
 This coffee table has a hand rubbed finish with a beautiful soft sheen that is durable for daily use. 

Handmade solid wood Coffee Table Walnut Tiger Maple Cherry Mahogany
Book-matched Top

Book-matched walnut top solid wood
Coffee Table

This Coffee Table is 36” x 36” x 18” ht

Walnut Cherry Mahogany Tiger Maple Curly Cherry
Walnut Coffee Table

Custom Made Coffee Table Walnut Tiger Maple Cherry Mahogany
Coffee Table

Coffee Table solid wood hardwood
Custom Walnut Coffee Table

handmade walnut coffee table
Walnut Coffee Table

At Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers we make fine custom and reproduction furniture to order combining our meticulous attention to detail and overall quality with the finest hardwoods available.

Watch our video showing the making of this Coffee Table

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts

Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts

In addition to the fine handmade furniture and antique reproduction furniture we make, we are now collaborating efforts with Harvest Doucette, Moriah’s mother to offer for sale Fine Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts.  Harvest has been collecting and privately selling Antiques throughout the New Hampshire and Maine areas for over 20 years,  we have been measuring, studying and admiring various Antiques for our work for some time.  Below you will find examples of  some of the Furniture and Decorative arts we have for sale. Contact us if you have any questions regarding a piece you see or if you would like some additional photographs.  You can also view our website for more details.  

Federal Bowfront Chest 
Tiger Maple and Mahogany cross banding on the 4 hand dovetailed drawers, 
Massachusetts or New Hampshire c. 1810
currently available $4700 with free shipping

Antique Federal Chest Mahogany
Federal Bowfront Chest 

Federal Chest of Drawers
 birdseye maple and mahogany drawer fronts with cock beading, New Hampshire 1810
Currently Available $3900 w/free shipping

Antique Chest of Drawers New Hampshire
Federal Chest of Drawers

18th Century Carved Welsh Dresser
Oak, carved, two part,  80” ht 72”wd
Currently available $6000 w/free shipping

Carved Welsh Dresser Oak for sale
Welsh Dresser

Federal Secretary Desk

Antique Federal Furntiure
Federal Secretary

Chippendale Slant Front Desk
Mahogany and Crotch Mahogany c. 1785
currently available $4200 w/free shipping

Chippendale Drop Lid Desk Mahogany
Mahogany Slant Front Desk

Federal Bowfront Chest
Mahogany, birdseye maple

Federal Chest birdseye maple mahogany
Federal Chest of Drawers

Sheraton Dressing Table
Cherry and Tiger Maple, 5 dovetailed drawers, mirror, 34” wd 
early 19th century
currently available $1900 with free shipping

Cherry and tiger maple dressing table
Sheraton Dressing Table

Chippendale Chest of Drawer
Cherry, TIger Maple, ebony string inlay,  Massachusetts 1790-1800
currently available $3500 w/free shipping

antique cherry and tiger maple chest of drawers
Chippendale Chest of Drawers

Antique Oriental and Tribal  Rugs
various sizes and styles

Antique Oriental Rugs Antique Tribal Rugs
Antique Rugs

Sheraton Card Table
Figured mahogany, reeded legs, D shape,  19th century
currently available, $2350 w/free shipping 

Reeded Leg Card Table ANtique Mahogany
Sheraton Card Table

Federal Mahogany Tambour Desk
inlaid mahogany, various inlays, c.1810
currently available $3800 w/free shipping
Antique Federal Desk Mahogany
Federal Tambour Desk