Hand dovetails are slightly irregular and the pins are thin and tapered.Wider, uniform machine-cut dovetails were common in factory-made pieces from 1890 until the modern era.
In 1946 it was actually launched in the calf skin version and this is now available in either black and white (with a black ash shell) or brown and white (with a natural ash shell).
If you have a worn old dresser or rickety heirloom chair on your hands, you may be thinking of refinishing it yourself.
Sulit De-senyo shared three photos of what appears to be a piece of plywood made to look like a flat screen TV.
The Plywood Group of chairs by Charles & Ray Eames were a series of chairs combining different base frames with plywood shells.
Older mass-produced pieces whose origins fall somewhere between 18 are ideal candidates for refinishing.
With a few exceptions, they don’t have high value as antiques but are solidly made and can last for many years.The span rating indicates the maximum inches between supports (i.e. If there are two numbers, the first refers to roof applications, the second to floor applications.The Exposure Durability Classification defines whether the panel should be used for interior or exterior applications: The thickness of the panel is also included on the stamp.You can never really go wrong with a minimalist look, and it seems that the plywood look has turned into a classic after all these years.It doesn't really seem to be dating itself and if accessorized right, it can be a really great look on a budget. This construction detail is your first key to the piece’s age and quality of craftsmanship.