Build a Philadelphia Chippendale Dressing Table: A Complete Step-by-Step Guide

Tony Kubalak

Available November 2021

$60.00


Build one of the most iconic and elegant forms in American furniture history. Expert furniture crafter Kubalak teaches how to craft a reproduction of one of the most highly embellished and finest examples ever made. Using step-by-step photos, Kubalak directs the serious student through this complex project by breaking it into several subprojects, then combining them into the completed piece. Each subproject has its own chapter that provides pattern drawings, exploded views, detailed instructions, and abundant photographs of every step. Additional chapters focus on case construction, subassemblies, and finishing. Although this is an advanced project, the instruction is logical and complete so that the serious reader, independent of skill, can successfully work through the steps. Full-size project plans are included. Build your own version that will be a family heirloom for generations.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 572 color images & diagrams/plans | 176 pp
ISBN13: 9780764362330

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Tony Kubalak has been building accurate, museum quality reproduction 18th-century American furniture since 1999. He specializes in high style Philadelphia Queen Anne and Chippendale pieces with emphasis on the carved embellishments. His work has been featured in Fine Woodworking Magazine, Woodwork Magazine, Woodshop News, Eagan Magazine, and Midwest Home Magazine. He has written articles for Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, and The Journal of American Period Furniture. Kubalak’s other books include Carving 18th Century American Furniture Elements and Carving 18th-Century American Furniture Motifs. Recognized nationally for nine consecutive years by being selected for the Directory of Traditional American Crafts, sponsored by Early American Life Magazine, he has won several awards including Best Carving, Best Handwork, and Best Traditional Design at the Northern Woods Exhibition sponsored by the Minnesota Woodworkers Guild. He is the winner of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers’ Cartouche Award for national lifetime achievement in period furniture building. You can see more of his work by visiting www.TonyKubalak.com.