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.