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Queen Anne Lowboy

Building a lowboy, like the one shown on page 20, could be a great winter project. And to complement the beautiful curly maple used throughout the project, you’ll need to add hardware appropriate for the design.

We turned to Horton Brasses Inc. for the bail pulls (C-602S) and the matching escutcheon (C-602SE). Stem bumper glides (28373) from Rockler keep the drawers running smoothly. We decided to purchase the cabriole legs from Classic Designs by Matthew Burak. The Queen Anne Style Cabriole Legs (100-H36.TM) are actually highboy legs, but they suited this design. They’re also available in cherry.

A Note on Finishing: To get the rich color for the lowboy, we used the following mixture of TransTint dye: 1 qt. of water, 6 tsp. Orange, and 4 tsp. Reddish Brown, followed by a spray lacquer finish. If you don't have spray equipment, you can use a wiping varnish, or an oil sealer followed by a waterbased finish instead.

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