OP Woodcraft | Edwardian flame cut mahogany chest of drawers

Edwardian flame cut mahogany chest of drawers


  • 01 Dec


  • opwoodcraft

Client commission

Along with the rosewood bookshelf this bow fronted Edwardian chest of drawers came into the Blockley workshop for a refinishing commission.

The drawer fronts were made from flame cut mahogany which came up really nicely once stripped and neutralised. I French polished these after a very light sand. The carcass needed a bit more of work as there was Edwardian white grain filler which had bleached along with sun bleaching on the veneers.

I sanded right back to remove any filler in the grain, I then applied a grain filler, shellac, stipple and then bodied up to get a beautiful sheen.

The time and effort was indeed worth it as the end result is something i’m very proud with.