Nailed and boarded furniture seems to be all the rage. Adam Cherubini and Chris Schwarz have been writing about it for a while now at Popular Woodworking. Mike Dunbar did an construction article about a boarded chest for Fine Woodworking back in 2009. Tommy MacDonald just did a six board chest for Rough Cut. (Why he put those ugly/inappropriate gate handles on the ends I don’t know.) And today I just watched Don and the boys on the Woodsmith show build a rustic step-back cupboard.
Everybody uses cut nails. Tommy Mac actually did one of his famous road trips to the Tremont Nail Company. What a guy!
I got a request for pictures of some other than dovetailed furniture and today I comply. I have a set here of six board chests, cupboards, jelly and pie safes, and mule chests.
Above is a cupboard from South America. I can’t tell if it is a repair to the bottom or an attempt to raise it.
I am particularly fond of wooden pintle hinges. I used this style hinge for a chest I built at the Woodwright’s School a few months back.
Below is a set with detailed pictures of a mule chest I reproduced. I had to build my own because after three years of admiring it, someone else went and bought it. I guess it wasn’t a museum after all.
Pie safes are coming soon. Lots of different tins.