This take on the classic Empire chest of drawers is a modern rendition. It offers updated construction techniques while staying true to the design of Empire furniture.
The Empire design movement falls between the more popular Federal and Victorian styles (early to mid-19th century). The design was inspired by the Napolean-era style from France, and the furniture reflects this elegant and luxurious style. Some of the traditional Empire design features can be found in this chest of drawers. This starts with the heavy proportions, and a top drawer that’s larger than the rest of the drawers. As you work down the chest, the drawers are graduated. Another feature indicative of Empire furniture is scrollwork or turnings, often sitting below the top drawer. Here, we’ve featured a pair of split turnings that mirror the feet. Don’t worry, they’re straightforward to make.
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- 11 pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 49 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Hardware sources and materials list
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