Boston Blockfront Templates

Templates are yet another reason we at LaPlaca Woodworks have been prototyping our 18th century reproductions with Sketchup, it’s not the easiest thing in the world to print a full size template from the non-professional version of Sketchup, but it is possible. When completing complicated pieces like the Boston Oxbow or the Boston Blockfront the […]

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Boston Blockfront Case lumber

I promised myself that going forward we need to do a better job documenting the progress on projects, that is the purpose of this blog that I have created. Anyway.. Although it’s not the most exciting post in the world, I have documented the lumber selected for the main part of the case,the lumber we […]

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Boston Blockfront Sketchup Model

The very latest project LaPlaca Woodworks will be undertaking is Boston style Blockfront chest, the chest has been modeled in Sketchup I know it seems kind of strange to combine 21st century design software with 18th century designs, but I have found that ‘virtually building’ the project in Sketchup really helps when we start with […]

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