04:04PM | 03/25/06
Member Since: 03/24/06
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Hi, have had quite a time trying to find anything on time periods for the actual size of milled boards.

This comes from getting an old farmers handmade cherry 2pc cupboard. it was dated to 1850. I love this piece but am having a hard time believing it's as old as was determined.(which doesn't really matter, but i'd love to know) It has 7/8 in thick wood, in most places and am not finding anywhere that clues in on when they milled to that thickness? Anyone have an idea? or where I can go to look up how to age a piece of furniture?


06:16PM | 04/08/06
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
That means little. A custom shop may have donethat thickness at anytime. I have made pieces with 7/8 myself

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05:50AM | 04/14/06
Member Since: 03/24/06
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yes i understood that too, after reading my question i should of said, when was it standard to mill at that thickness. Never could find time periods for when boards were milled at different thicknesses (as an industry standard). thanks though..

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