Period Furniture Details
Carving a Shell and Acanthus Leaf Design (5/13/2013) - Watch how to carve this classical shell and acanthus design in basswood.
Carving a Linenfold Panel (3/18/2013) - This project shows the technique of cutting and preparing the wood for the linenfold panel, and how to carve the delicate folded cloth edge.
Carving a Leaf and Nut Design in Deep Relief (1/11/2013) - This is a project I carved for a client who wanted a duplicate carving for a matching headboard. This is a very deep relief of a classical European style carving of a leaf and nut design- probably German.
Carving a Classical Rosette (11/20/2012) - This video shows the technique of drawing this classical rosette, how to carve the basic shape (or you can turn it on a lathe) and how to carve the twirling details of the leaves.
Carving the Convex Newport Shell (10/30/2012) - This video shows the entire process of carving the convex Newport shell. There are 6 chapters with 2 hours of video total and shows the technique of lowering down the area under the shell, shaping the shell, carving the convex and concave lobes, and carving the center fan detail.
Carving Grapes (10/18/2012) - This video shows the technique of carving a cluster of grapes - focusing on the area between the grapes and also rounding over the grapes themselves - using only 1 gouge (and a v-chisel)!
Carving Bead Molding (9/23/2012) - This is a quick video on carving bead molding.
Carving the Ball and Claw Foot (8/29/2012) - Learn to carve this classic design that is often seen on American period furniture in the late 18th century. This video shows the complete process in 5 separate chapters (1-1/2 hours) of how to carve this historical detail.
Sawing Out a Cabriole Leg (8/29/2012) - This is a quick video showing the technique of sawing out the lower section of a cabriole leg in preparation of carving a ball and claw foot.
Carving a Classic Scallop Shell (8/18/2012) - See the step-by-step process of carving a classic style scallop shell that is often seen on Queen Anne furniture.
Linenfold Carving – Drapery Style (8/2/2012) - This video was filmed while I was teaching at Marc Adams. It was quite a large rowdy class, so for the first part of it I had to cut the sound and put some relaxing music. I am going over the process of carving the linenfold design in a drapery style. Enjoy!
8. Woodcarving Basics – Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Cabriole Leg (7/4/2012) - This video shows the technique of lowering down the background and carving a basic acanthus leaf on a cabriole leg.
Carving Egg and Dart Molding in Poplar (7/1/2012) - This video shows the process of carving the egg an dart molding in Poplar wood.
Carving Egg and Dart Molding – Production Mode (7/1/2012) - Learn the efficient technique of carving a large amount of egg and dart molding - production style.
Carving Corner Acanthus Leaf on Egg and Dart Molding (6/30/2012) - This video shows how to carve the little acanthus leaf detail in the mitered corner of egg and dart molding. This little detail shows that egg and dart molding his hand-carved.
Carving a Turned Capital (6/29/2012) - See the process of laying out the design, carving the lower layer of acanthus leaves, and carving the upper leaves on a turned capital.
Carving Egg & Dart Molding in White Oak (6/29/2012) - This video shows the close-up technique of carving the egg and dart molding design that is often seen on fireplace designs, picture frames, and architectural details.
Carving a Basic Leaf Molding (6/29/2012) - See the steps to carve a simple classic leaf molding.
Carving Reeds on a Table Leg (6/29/2012) - Watch the process of laying out lines, and carving reeds down a table leg.
Carving an Acanthus Leaf on a Turned Post (6/28/2012) - This beautiful period Charleston tea table has a traditional acanthus leaf carved on the turned pedestal. See how to lower down the background and carve this delicate leaf.