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Antique Dovetailed Chest Restoration Part 2

In this second part of the series, Frank disassembles and re-glues the chest with hide glue. He’s also preparing and cutting some replacement trim pieces, making a point of using the same period tools and methods as the original craftsman. The third part of the series will be an in-depth discussion of mitered dovetails, with […]

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Antique Dovetailed Chest Restoration Part 1

Heritage Restorations founder Kevin Durkin ( found an antique blanket chest in an early 1800’s barn in New York, and has tasked Heritage School of Woodworking instructor Frank Strazza with turning a “sow’s ear into a silk purse”. Follow along during the next few weeks as we show footage of this interesting restoration process.

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