Linnen press Eldred Wheeler inspiration

I made is what 30 years ago? Mostly hand made. Crown and feet hand made. Dovetail carcass and drawer by hand. Kinda my passing the grade project.  No plans. All solid tiger maple. Secondary wood poplar. No progress pics to show.

Drawer has no slides. Just fitted.
Finish shellac French polish rubbing. 

Raised panels done on a jig I made for the router table, with a long straight bit.

No room for error on the feet. I only had so much material.  Lots of hours in all of this. I still have the screed board i made (jig) to check the sanding of  the feet someplace .

Wheeler had a shop in CT. We could not afford to buy. So I made.

Comments welcome 



Thats some piece of furniture there Petey. Very nice

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Nice work! You did a great job!
I like the floor too!
Looks like it has lasted, tribute to good craftsmanship.   Besides that it looks good.   Like the wood and the finish.   Well done.


nice cabinet petey, i wish you had more pic's to show us. love to see what is hidden. so i assume you no longer have this ? a real heirloom piece for sure.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

very nice wood and construction GR8 JOB 😍😎👍



Thanks we still have it.


Wow! That is awesome!.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

Finish still looks 100% after 30 years!

Great craftsmanship Petey!
Good looking cabinet, Petey! I love the wood, too!

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

That is a beautiful piece Petey, well designed and crafted. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

Very nice....wish you had more pictures of it.
Very nice job

-- There is nothing like the sound of a well tuned hand plane. - and

Wonderful workmanship!  The wood choice is splendid, too.

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin

Beautiful piece, love that maple.   

Like you, in the early days we couldn't afford any new furniture and I had no shop nor any WW ability.  So, we hit the antique shops and used furniture stores.  I learned to restore and refinish, and still have a couple of those pieces.  

Carey Mitchell

What a piece! Very attractive.

No name noobie here

Sweet piece of furniture Petey. That Maple is killer.