Dating antique chairs
The pit saw is a two-man powered saw used in America before 1680 to cut logs into boards.After 1700, its major use was as a large jigsaw to shape knees, ribbing, and planking for ships.
Dimensions: Date: c1900 Condition: Very good Price: 2200 vat Status: For sale Code: as017a222 Description: Set of 10 chairs. One can search for a long time to find a set of 10 chairs. This set are six plus two almost identical, obviously the same maker.The circular saw although introduced in the mid 1850s could not be made big enough and powerful enough to cut lumber of the size used in furniture construction until 1880.The circular saw was limited to cutting thin pieces of wood such as shingles, clapboards, and laths until the early 1900s.The up-and-down saw, was used in this country from the 1680s until early in the 1900s.Therefore, most boards used in the construction of early cupboards show signs of being cut with an up-and-down saw.The Shakers are well known for their simple but elegant furniture.
Furniture built in the Midwest and the South is different from New England made pieces.
Cupboards and other furniture in which the large size boards used in their construction are circular saw cut can date to 1880, but usually date after 1900.
The rough sawed lumber used in furniture construction was smoothed with either a hand held plane, or a planing machine.
The circular saw leaves marks on wood that look like this ))))))))).
The pit saw leaves marks on wood that look like this ///////////.
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