18th Century French Joinery
Okay, not a finished project but pretty much finished joinery, none of which will show when the project is finished.
I’m building a cabinet for our kitchen and it will be covered with Louis XV period marquetry so I decided to take the plunge and go for the appropriate joinery.
I LOVE this joinery! Everything is totally locked together and feels rock solid already even without glue.
The pictures show the assembly from the 18th Century “IKEA flat pack” to the fully assembled carcase with the most used tools featured on top.
My guide for the joinery is this video of a chest of drawers by Jean Henri Riesener deconstructed. It’s not exactly like mine (it’s Louis XVI) but my joinery is pretty faithful to it.
-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.