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HAND-PLANING

Eighteenth and nineteenth century homes often had chimney breasting, wainscoting, and furniture crafted from white pine and planed by hand. Hand-planing was an early method of sizing and smoothing the wood creating gentle undulations where each plane stroke passed. Using this traditional method is a key step in recreating the appearance of cabinetry built hundreds of years ago. The slight tear of the grain lends a natural antiquing effect while the uneven surface adds a unique texture to the wood.

"The kitchen and fireplace make such a statement of the period for our 1760 house.”  
                                                                ~ Rhode Island

 

 

JOINERY

We use a mortise and tenon method to fasten our face frames, doors, and panels. Other than dovetailed drawer boxes, joinery is a hidden feature that if done correctly will never be seen. Strength and structural reliability are key factors in a cabinets’ life expectancy, hence why we use these age-old methods in all our cabinetwork.

"Quality and craftsmanship are evident in everything, functionally and aesthetically.” 
                                                                ~ Connecticut