Here you can download 7 patterns that named cabinet fretwork panels based on the title of the book we have found them in.

These fretwork panels comes from the book "The Cabinet-Maker's Assistant, a series of original designs for modern furniture" published by Blackie and Son (1853). According to the picture in the old book, it can be concluded that these patterns were used to adorn a Welsh dresser (china hutch in USA, sometimes known as a kitchen dresser or pewter cupboard). A dresser is usually a piece of furniture most commonly placed in the kitchen, with drawers and cupboards below and shelves on the top part.


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Knowing what a dresser looks like, it should be clear where any of these fretwork patterns belongs. The two rectangular patterns on the bottom left are meant for decorating the cupboard doors. The two patterns on the top left are the sides on the upper part of the dresser, i.e., the shelves. The remaining three patterns are decorations, one for the top shelf and the other two for the side pieces of the dresser. The patterns are not meant to be used only by those who want to build a vintage dresser adorned with scroll saw technique, but by all who are in need for fretwork patterns of classic design and shape as you can see in the picture. The patterns can also be used individually, e.g., the upper patterns can be used for the sides for the purpose of making antique wall shelves, the pattern in the middle can be used to decorate the top of any piece of furniture, and the two patterns on the bottom are suitable for decorating any rectangular panels.

The patterns have been accurately drawn in 2D CAD software and can be cut manually in some material or imported into CAM software to generate an NC program for cutting on CNC router or laser cutter.


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Submitted by Ceh Jan


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