Chrysler Mahogany & Ash Woodie

By Bill Esler | Posted: 03/20/2013 2:01PM


  A 1947 mahogany and ash trimmed Chrysler at the Chicago auto show reminded me of my love for vintage cars.

Its combination with woodworking - I could recognize a few finger joints, and saw there were some grain matching problems - made this one really intriguing.

By coincidence the auto show marked the introduction of a line of carage cabinets by Mopar, the Chrysler auto parts division. A wall of metal garage cabinets, priced at $8,000, is shipped to you directly, ready to assemble.

The Chrysler station wagon was originally developed in 1941. The April 2013 issue of Automotive magazine features a 1941 edition, and explains that ordinarily woodwork for wood-sided cars was outsourced, but Chrysler decided instead to establish a woodshop in its own plant in Detroit.


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Bill Esler

Bill Esler

Bill Esler, Associate Publisher/ Editor in Chief, Woodworking Network Bill is responsible for editing Custom Woodworking Business and coordinating content for Wood Products , CLOSETS ,, and related newsletters. Bill’s expertise includes using innovative print manufacturing techniques to grow audience engagement, digital printing, purls, QR codes; and lead-generating webcasts, custom websites, and custom digital and print content. Read Bill Esler's woodworking blogs. He can be reached at or follow him on Google+.

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