About This File
This is a scanned document of the now defunct Workbench Magazine of this era. Permission was granted by the new Workbench Publication for The Patriot Woodworker community to copy and use the old Workbench Magazine at our pleasure, and for free distribution and re-use.
How can you make a reproduction of a piece of period furniture at the lowest cost for materials, and with the fewest number of tools? And, could it be designed so that any average home craftsman familiar with woodworking could build it? These were the questions we wanted to answer, so the staff of WORKBENCH started with one of Lester Margon’s excellent drawings of a lowboy now in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This item is from New England, and was made sometime in the 17005. Our finished project differs from the museum original mostly in the appearance of the drawers; our banding inlays are much lighter, as can be seen in the two lead photos.
Source: Workbench Magazine July-August 1967