I’m engaged on one other Seymour piece, circa 1800 – a Nightstand or Bedside Table. The authentic piece is at Winterthur. You can discover a description, general dimensions, and photograph within the e-book The Furniture Masterworks of John & Thomas Seymour by Robert D. Mussey Jr. Here is my SketchUp mannequin of the piece.
The exploded view reveals the quite a few elements required. Note the marble prime.
One of the “intricate” particulars entails joinery of the aspect items. Here is a prime view of the “V-joint” because the aspect connects to the legs. I formed a scraper blade to route out that V socket. I glued the highest a part of the joint solely, as the perimeters have entrance-to-again grain path and I are not looking for aspect cracks and splits on account of enlargement/contraction.
Many Seymour items have tambour doorways, and that is simply one other instance.
This is a prime view exhibiting the tambour slats as they comply with the groove flip within the entrance rail and tambour plate. Also, you may see the place of the 2 pilasters. The proper-hand pilaster is fastened and glued, and its left edge should be formed to permit the passage of the tambour slats. The left-hand pilaster is the deal with related to the tambour and serves because the deal with for opening and shutting.
There are a complete of 51 mahogany slats making up the tambour. There are two forms of slats – one kind has a veneer of satinwood together with a 1/16 x 1/16-in. holly stringing. The different kind is obvious mahogany with an ebony stringing.
I made a body that assists in arranging the slats and attaching a canvas backing. Hot cover glue is used to stay the canvas. This photograph reveals the entrance view of the slats, nevertheless when gluing, these slats are reversed in order that the again of the slats are dealing with up.
Here is a video testing the tambour taped with a backing of duct tape.
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