Nailed Furniture of the 18th Century: The Other Traditional Furniture Style
Adam Cherubini

In a 1632 court decision, London's trade guilds decided the Joiners Guild alone would be permitted to use dovetail and mortise and tenon joinery in furniture, settling a 200-year dispute between the city's Carpenters and Joiners guilds. For the past 25 years, woodworkers have exclusively looked at "joined" furniture as the only traditional furniture form. But London Carpenters found ways to build useful furniture with nails instead of dovetails. Period Woodworker Adam Cherubini will examine the other traditional furniture form; nailed (boarded) furniture forms, and joinery.