During an early seminar, one of my mentors said: "If you think about it, we are Boxologists".
I live in an area of the States steeped in an early 20th century aesthetic, a milieu of Prairie with Arts & Crafts architecture and decorative arts with Continental and Eastern influences subtly insinuating themselves throughout the warp and weft.
You'll need a place to keep your tools in some kind of order,this type of chest has proven versatile for me over the years.
There were numerous losses and damage to the carved elements, not surprising given that almost the entire surface was covered in pierced carving. Many of these losses were not structural in nature but were large enough to compromise the appearance of the piece.
Adding sculptural elements to our woodworking projects may make them more interesting or help us reference a particular style. In Restoration, our choice is removed; when a piece comes into the shop missing parts, we need to recreate and finish them to match what's missing.
An unusual commission from a local institution: build a scale replica of a prominent campus architectural feature that acts as a signature "brand" indentity for the University.
Restoration and repair are simply environmentally responsible, or to paraphrase an architectural trend "The greenest furniture is that furniture already built."