Highboy Building Process by Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers
Making a Highboy with Ball and Claw Feet. This video shows the making of a Highboy or High Chest of Drawers that we recently made for a client. This Highboy is made of solid Walnut, details include a Hand carved Newport shell, cabriole legs ending in ball and claw feet and pad feet, Hand cut dovetailed drawers with Figured Quarter-sawn Walnut Drawer Fronts and a Hand rubbed Orange Shellac and Royal Lac Finish. http://www.shellacfinishes.com This Highboy is handmade based on a few different antique examples made in Newport Rhode Island by John Townsend and John Goddard.
At Doucette and Wolfe Furniture Makers we make fine custom and reproduction furniture to order combining a meticulous attention to detail and overall quality with the finest hardwoods available today. These combined attributes give our clients furniture that is both beautiful and most importantly functional for daily use. Furniture that will stand the test of time and will be used and enjoyed for generations to come, thus becoming the future family heirloom.
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