Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
oak sides
Response To:
A matter of taste ()

Bill Tindall, E.TN.
the only valid reason I can imagine to use quartered oak for a side is if one is reproducing Period English furniture. Otherwise it would seem to have little merit for this application. I think the only reason the English used it is that it enabled the construction of very thin sides. hardly an issue on a small drawer, but a big weight saver on a large drawer.

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