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The rough sawed lumber used in furniture construction was smoothed with either a hand held plane, or a planing machine.The hand held plane was used in this country from the beginning until after 1900.The saw changed, molding styles changed, mortising changed.Since it is impossible for any item to be older than the technology that made it possible, a chronological system of the advancement of cabinetmaking technology can be used to establish construction dates to within a few years.



The introduction of the modern looking butt hinge used to hold doors on cupboards dates to 1820. By 1840, cast iron hinges became thinner as manufacturers tried to squeeze more hinges out of each pound of iron.

After 1700, its major use was as a large jigsaw to shape knees, ribbing, and planking for ships.