I have a client with a 1680s cupboard base, and I am making the upper section for it…one of the three-sided versions, with a door in the front section. The front stiles are therefore five-sided. Here I am hewing an outstanding piece of red oak, preparing it for planing. This log is the best I’ve had in a while, a real pleasure to work.
This log split almost perfectly flat, and the shavings peel off beautifully.
Here’s one of the stiles planed; the hewn & riven surface is inside the cupboard, so not really necessary to work it much.