By Gordon Thorburn
Almost anybody can make A 17th-century board stool. In those early, pioneering times, techniques and tools were fairly primitive and ambitions consequently modest, so today, faking the American colonial style requires a do-it-for-fun, cavalier attitude rather than serious precision.
In making your brand-new antique, it actually helps if you begin with joinery that’s not perfectly straight, level, smooth, and right-angled.
You’re not making a direct copy. The photographs are here for guidance, but each fake piece is ...