Woodworking Sites: American Federal Period Furniture - Robbert l. Millard

American Federal Period Furniture


Rob Millard specializes in museum quality reproductions of furniture from the American federal period. His pieces are handcrafted using specially selected lumber and veneer. Furthermore one of the most striking features of his work are his hand made inlays. These are made in shop using the traditional techniques of the period. You may have come across Rob's work before as he  has written several articles for Popular Woodworking, Fine Woodworking and the Journal of the Society of American Period Furniture Makers.

Robbert Millard's Site: American Federal Period Furniture has  three main parts: a blog, a furniture section and the wood shop.

  • The American Federal Period Furniture blog is very informative, filled with interesting articles for the hand tool enthusiast as well as those with an interest in period furniture and its construction. It's given me many enjoyable hours reading! 
  • The furniture section shows a selection Rob's previous work, including many master pieces constructed in the federal period style including tables, desks sideboards and clocks. 
  • The third part of the site the wood shop, is a place dedicated to the woodworker, here you can buy Full copies of Robs DVD guides to making federal period furniture, plans, specialist tools and some excellent inlays as well as infomation on Rob's woodworking classes. To give you a taster of what's on offer here is a short YouTube video excerpt from one of the DVDs, showing hammer veneering.

The American Federal Period Furniture  site has much to offer the keen woodworker, a great blog, interesting and informative videos as well a shop where you can find all you need to start making your own federal period furniture. Well worth a look!


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