Furniture Project As A Boy Of Five I Remember Looking Up To See My Granny Opening The Glass Doors Of This Large Imposing Kitchen Dresser To Locate A Dented Well Used Tin Stuffed To The Lid With Freshly Baked Oatmeal And Blackberry Cookies This Venerable Kitchen Dresser Still Stands Proudly In My Mother S Family Home In The Historic Fishing Village Of Barachois De Malbaie At The Tip Of The Gaspe Peninsula
Furniture project as a boy of five i remember looking up to see my granny opening the glass doors of this large imposing kitchen dresser to locate a dented well used tin stuffed to the lid with freshly baked oatmeal and blackberry cookies this venerable kitchen dresser still stands proudly in my mother s family home in the historic fishing village of barachois de malbaie at the tip of the gaspe peninsula is article about Magazine bookmarked by ronnie with ID 11075338824 was uploaded on 14-02-2019 and has been viewed 264,528 times.
Gaspe Dresser Illustrations by Mike Del Rizzo It's as solid today as the day it was built, sometime around 1840; albeit now with multiple coats of paint.This dresser is a grand piece of Canadian country furniture.
The concept of the kitchen dresser makes a clear link back to our European roots and was essentially the original unfitted kitchen.This particular dresser is pure Quebec; an Anglo-American style hutch using the latest mid-nineteenth century technology: large panes of glass to form glazed cupboard doors, and a splendid cornice bristling with French panache and elegance.
Even more remarkable is the fact that it was built using old growth pine (many of the boards were probably 28" in width).Inspired by those warm kitchen memories, I decided to make a replica of Granny's dresser.
The pine boards I used were nowhere near as old as what was used in the original, and the tools I used are of a more modern time, but the finished product still has the same nostalgic effect.The Carcass• Mill stock for the sides.
Each side is made from one long board (A) and one short board (B) biscuited and glued together.Use stock a little longer than the finished dimension,...