I had been itching to build this Tidewater fireplace kit for some time, but I’m glad that I saved it for this room. What would Christmas morning be without a fireplace? Once I had the tree and the frame, I had to scale down the tall fireplace for the setting.
But clamps aren’t the only way to hold your work in place while glue dries. Especially for miniature furniture items that need to be square, I love my magnetic jig.
Nothing says Chippendale to me like a cabriole leg with a ball-and-claw foot. There are other treatments that are common, like the pad foot, but claw stirs up images of gargoyles and other ornate designs.