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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Wood By Wright - November 20, 2015

That is incredibly beautiful! I hope that one day I will have the skills to do half that quality. Please keep up these videos they are so inspirational!

David Smart - November 20, 2015

I think I just learned about ten years’ worth of experience…
Thank you so much for posting this; you’re inspirational.

Bas Feijen - November 20, 2015

Simpy AMAZING craftmanship!!!! incredible detail work.. wow!

GuysWoodshop - November 20, 2015

Watching your videos always keeps me in check, and reminds me of how much I still can learn and develop my skills. Thanks for the post, and much respect Matthew.

Chris Windsor - November 20, 2015

You’ve got the skills, man. (and the tools to match them)

GarageWoodworks - November 21, 2015


Harry Newell - November 21, 2015

Thee best craftsman I’ve seen on the web!

    Stanley Jones - April 30, 2017

    Totally Agree!!!!!!!

Make Something - November 22, 2015

Wow, the carving and shaping! Beautiful!

Lamialle Gerald - November 23, 2015

Amazing work. The feet are gorgeous. The Vid is really plaisant to watch. Looking forward for The next one. Thanks for sharing.

Thad Thorne 2 - February 23, 2016

Hey I have a question on email.

Matthew Smith - February 25, 2016

It warms the heart to see such craftsmanship.

Joe James Monroe - April 27, 2016

where is this company?
Man would I LOVE to work there!

Muzzlethathound - June 10, 2016

My god what a skill you have there. Couldn’t dream of making furniture that well. Absolutely brilliant

Briar Fox - October 17, 2016

It is just amazing the work you guys do! You guys always inspire me to get better and better.

Doogie N.D. - February 10, 2017

I can do that, hold my beer

Sean Barnes - August 3, 2017

This video should be watched by all people who order custom furniture. I build custom/ reproduction furniture and customers are always asking why it takes 4-6mos for a bedroom set. This video is sped up. It took this guy several weeks to compleat this piece.

Tony Beadle - October 8, 2017

I have a lot of ornate hand-carved furniture and watching this makes me appreciate all the hard work that goes into a piece of quality furniture, well done guys.

Anon amous - October 6, 2018

Man, you carve the best ball-and-claw feet, period!

Jahdiel Martinez - July 5, 2019

Absolutely stunning! This is my dream one day to build high end furniture. I currently work at a cabinet shop. Will do this one day!

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