One of the first things to be looked at when trying to determine the age of a piece of older or antique furniture is the type of joinery used in the construction of the piece.
A skilled cabinetmaker could turn out 15 or 20 complete drawers a day.
On a really good day, the machine could turn out 200 or more and work more than one shift, if necessary.
Here's a few furniture tips that may prove useful to you.
If you have a worn old dresser or rickety heirloom chair on your hands, you may be thinking of refinishing it yourself.
At the very height of its greatest popularity and use, the death knell of the Knapp joint was being sounded by a new movement afoot in the furniture design industry and it had nothing to do with the soundness or the economy of the joint.