vor of the piece. (For more information on turned feet, see Queen Anne Furniture, by Norman Vandal (1990. Taunton Press, Box 5506, Newtown, CT 06470-5506). Some old pieces have caned feet (ball-and-claw or tri-Fid) on the front legs and the simpler, pad feet on the back.

Making the Carcase

When building a reproduction I like to strive for authenticity, so I chose walnut as the primary wood (for all visible surfaces) and poplar for the secondary wood, as the original maker might have. I made the top of the lowboy from just twTo boards, while the sides and back are made from single wide boards. The carcase is joined by mortises and tenons, and the drawers bv hand-cut dovetails. All

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