I mentioned recently that I’ve been finishing up a small reproduction dowry chest from a circa 1830 original from the upper Ohio Valley. It’s a commission and way way way past due so it’s especially good to see my part completed (I’m supplying it ready for finishing.) It’s always interesting to learn close up some historical building practices on a project like this. You may notice small cut nails pinning many parts together. My sense is that the nails were used in lue of clamps and glue. Anyway the pictures may speak louder than my words. Primary wood hard curly maple, secondary poplar.