Cavan Cabinetmakers


Cavan Cabinetmakers – No. 11

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Cavan Cabinetmakers – No. 11

The Robinson brothers, Tom-Joe, Charles and Michael from Milltown, Co. Cavan demonstrate superb craftsmanship in making a dining room furniture set in the 18th century Regency style. Using a lathe, Michael turns the backs of the chairs from a single piece of wood. Charles designs and cuts the exquisite inlay work using a marquetry swing saw operated by a foot treadle that he built from a design in a Victorian book. The final touch is the polishing of the furniture using wax supplied by the brothers’ bees.     Made in 1980.

Commentary- Benedict Kiely. Music- Jolyon Jackson, Paddy Glacken & Matt Molloy;     Running time – 26 minutes. Cookies Policy Our Website uses cookies to improve your experience. Please visit our Cookies Policy page for more information about cookies and how we use them.

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