Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Custom Entertainment Center


Custom Media Cabinet 

Custom Entertainment Center
made of solid cherry and curly cherry

- Handmade by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers -












Handmade Cherry Furniture

This Entertainment Center is made of solid Cherry and Curly Cherry from one log for consistent color and grain throughout the entire piece. 


dovetail joinery handmade furniture

Hand cut Dovetail Joinery is used to join all the cases. This traditional form of joinery is unmatched in strength and durability that will last for generations.



Cherry Media Cabinet

All case joinery is fit and cases are joined together


custom made doors

Door Frames are made of quarter sawn straight grain cherry. Mortise and Tenon joinery is used for door construction.



Handmade Media Cabinet


Door Frame joinery is fit and now the solid curly cherry panels are next



Handmade Custom Furniture

Fitting the curly cherry panels





Curly Cherry Media Cabinet

Lower Door Panels are fit




Custom Entertainment Center

All door panels are fit




Cherry Furniture Makers






Fine Custom Furniture Maker

Entertainment Center finished and ready for finish


FINISHED ENTERTAINMENT CENTER


Entertainment Center




Furniture Maker




Custom Media Cabinet

Entertainment Center


Media Cabinet



Breakfront Entertainment Center

Custom Entertainment Center


Handmade Tv Cabinet



Handcrafted Solid Wood Media Cabinet



Cherry and Curly Cherry Media Cabinet


Curly Cherry Furniture
Curly Cherry Furniture





Saturday, October 24, 2015

Highboy

Highboy 
Made of solid Walnut with carved Ball and Claw Feet

High chest with ball and claw feet
Highboy

This Highboy or High Chest of drawers is made based on a few different antique examples made in Newport Rhode Island by John Townsend in the 18th century.  This Chippendale Highboy is made from premium solid walnut with curly/tiger walnut drawer fronts.  The cabriole legs end with hand-carved ball and claw foot.  The center shell is hand carved into the front apron. The shell is based on an original carving on a Highboy in the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Yale University Art Gallery. The Drawers are made with hand cut dovetail joinery and are constructed of  solid quarter sawn poplar, the drawer bottoms are made of one wide piece of solid poplar. 


Premium Hardwoods
Selecting walnut

Selecting the walnut for this Highboy at Irion Lumber

making reproduction  furniture
Making a Highboy

Case joinery fit with shell pattern made

carving furniture
Carving Process

Starting the carving process 

newport townsend goddard shell
Shell Carving

Shell carving process on the Highboy shell. This shell is based on two examples from Highboy’s  made by John Townsend of Newport Rhode island in the 18th Century.   One example is at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and the other is in the Yale Museum.  

Making a Highchest of drawers
Highboy Build Process

Highboy with the lower and upper case joinery fit ready for the cabriole legs with carved ball and claw feet in the front and pad feet on the rear. 


shaping furniture parts legs
Highboy Legs

Legs are shaped and carved from solid 3” thick walnut



carving furniture claw and ball
Ball and Claw Process

Ball and Claw Foot process

reproduction master carving
Ball and Claw Process

Ball and Claw Foot Carving Process

caving a Chippendale foot
Ball and Claw Process

Ball and Claw Foot Carving Process

master carver furniture maker
Ball and claw process

Carving the Ball and Claw Feet

highboy cabinetmaking process
Highboy and Tiger Maple Chest

Highboy with Legs fit and crown and base molding completed

pierced talon and ball and claw foot
Pierced Ball and Claw Foot

This carved foot is slightly different from what is carved on the highboy, it has pierced talons and ball. 

handmade furniture dovetailed drawers
Highboy Drawers

Hand cut Dovetailed drawers are fit



Walnut Furniture Chest of Drawers
Highboy
Drawer fronts are made of solid quarter sawn figured walnut from 



Queen Anne Highboy with ball and claw feet
Highboy before finish

Highboy with drawers fit and hardware installed, finishing process is next. 


Townsend Goddard Highboy with Ball and Claw feet
Highboy in Shop

- Finished Highboy with Ball and claw feet -
We make fine custom and reproduction furniture to order combining a meticulous attention to detail and overall quality with the finest hardwoods available to day. This combination gives our clients beautiful, functional furniture that can be used and enjoyed for generations to come. 
Contact us if you would like to discuss a future project. 
HIghchest of drawers
Highboy




Newport Townsend Goddard Shell Carving
Shell Carving

Townsend Goddard Reproduction Furniture
Cabriole Leg with Ball and Claw foot


Reproduction Highboy
Walnut Highboy

Curly Walnut High Chest of Drawer
Curly Walnut Drawer Fronts


Custom Highboy with Ball and Claw Feet
Walnut Highboy 

Handmade Furniture with Dovetailed Drawers
Dovetailed Drawers

fine handmade furniture
Hand cut Dovetailed Drawers

Handmade Walnut Furniture
Curly Walnut and Brass

Newport style ball and claw foot
Pierced Ball and Talons

carved ball and claw foot Townsend Goddard
Ball and Claw foot with pierced talons

Master carved handmade furniture
Pierced Ball and Claw

Newport John Townsend style ball and claw foot
Ball and Claw Foot


Fine Handmade Furniture
Dovetailed Drawer detail

Handmade Reproduction Furniture
Highboy Ball and Claw Foot


High Chest Tallboy with crown molding
Crown molding detail


Queen Anne Highboy Chippendale
Highboy