A client from Bedford New York owned an original circa 1690’s Oak sideboard approximately seven and a half feet long and wanted London Joiners to make “the exact same” but only just over five feet long. London Joiners had a stack of oak attic floorboards from a 1700’s New Canaan home. These were used to make the “new” sideboard, yet using only period tools. The hardware also matched the originals. The finish was achieved with a wax quill (a bundle of short reeds bound with twine and then filled with molten wax and walnut hull dust) rubbing the wood with vigor, compressing the grain to a sheen.