Forming joints on heirloom furniture

As I’ve mentioned in previous blogs, one of the most important features of my furniture is the joint techniques used.  This has always been standard in my practice, for good reason; joints such as dovetails, mortice and tenon and housing joints, when done correctly, give a piece maximum strength and longevity. This is relevant in today’s society, where the furniture may be moved several times in it’s life. Owners can have the confidence that Peter Walker Furniture pieces will be as solid and robust when their great grandchildren are moving house with their heirlooms, as they are today. 

The TV cabinet I am currently working on shows examples of these joints. At first glance, this piece may appear relatively simple, but note the detail in each corner and on the shelf. Dovetail joints that hold the carcass together are integral to the structure, however won’t be seen from the front of the final product.


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