Jeff Trapp Windsors also builds traditional furniture in addition to Windsor
chairs. My furniture is made in the same manner as it was in the 18th and
early 19th century. All casework and drawers are joined with hand cut dovetails;
all doors, table aprons etc. are made using pegged mortise and tenon joints.
As in antiques made in this fashion, hairline cracks on dovetailed cases
and backboards, expansion and contraction of raised panels and minor warpage
on certain large surfaces is possible. Breadboard ends will shrink in the
winter and expand in the summer. Tool marks and imperfections may be discovered
as in all handmade furniture.
One of the best things about furniture made in this manner is how its
appearance will improve with age. With only minimal care, which is simply
cleaning and waxing a couple of times a year, your furniture will last for
Mary Hoyt Reproduction Chest
Most of my work is on a custom basis; this may involve simply modifying
dimensions or details of a current piece or may demand a completely new design.
I do have some stock designs mostly in Queen Anne and Shaker styles. If you
have an idea in mind let me know.
Any number of fine hardwoods can be used for traditional furniture these
usually include cherry, maple, walnut, birch and mahogany. Many Shaker pieces
were made in pine either stained or painted. Cost of different woods and
finishes can vary greatly.
More furniture examples (click on item for image):
Tavern Table || Drop
Leaf Shaker Table || Occasional Table ||
Sewing Stand || Sewing
Chest || Tall Cupboard
Huntboard || Shaker
Chest || Hanging Corner Cupboard ||
Chimney Cupboard ||
Shaker Style Hutch
Corner Entertainment Cupboard ||
Shaker 5 Drawer Chest
Main Page || Windsor
Gallery || Traditional Furniture ||
Handcrafted Canoes ||
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List || Customer Comments ||
2540 Upham Street
Madison, Wisconsin 53704
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