After finishing up the William & Mary lowboy for last Friday’s article, I felt like there was still something missing. Sure, I had nicely figured material for the top and drawer fronts. The moldings and turnings were all crispy clean and everything was looking shiny and new. And that was the problem.
There are some pieces that need a bit of age and, to me, this is one. Personally, I’m not even sure when the originals were new, the cabinetmakers didn’t soften the edges and add a few bumps and dings. So, that’s exactly what I plan to do.
I wonder, would you ever consider denting, scratching and wearing anything you’ve built?