Occupation: Cabinetmaker

Nicholas REITER was a cabinetmaker toward the end of his life (late 1890’s – early 1900’s). I’m not sure if he did this when he was young or if it was a skill he acquired later in life. Nicholas is the immigrant ancestor for this family line. He is Granny BATES’ grandfather. You can read more about him in my blog by searching my tags (left side of page) for his name.

Below you will find a link to a cabinetmaker’s handbook that was published in 1891- close to the time Nicholas was a cabinetmaker- as well as images of tools that Nicholas might have used in his profession as a cabinet maker.

Go here The Art and Craft of Cabinet-making, a practical handbook to the construction of cabinet furniture, use of tools, formation of joints, hints on designing and setting out work, veneering, etc. together with a review of the development of furniture, by David Denning.


Carpenter’s tool cabinet circa 1900.


Carpenter’s tool chest dated mid to late 1800’s.

Until next time,
Lisa @ Days of Our Lives

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