Arts and Crafts Sideboard #1: Short video intro

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Blog entry by JoshOne posted 09-20-2011 03:53 PM 2330 reads 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So for the past few weeks I’ve been working on a sideboard bar cabinet. Like so many of us on here, I am drawn to the Arts and Crafts style. The idea of deriving beauty from simplicity, the honesty of good joinery, and a reliance on solid materials and skilled craftsmanship really appeals to me.

I’m about 2 or 3 weeks away from completion I would say, and when it’s done I’ll be posting a full build blog with pictures of every step of the way. For now though, here are a few pictures of how it’s coming together, and a short video of me talking about the project! Enjoy, and thanks for watching!

The drawing:

Table top and top doors:

Me talking about the project, shot by my girlfriend Rachael, and featuring Sanani the dog.

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 04:05 PM

Josh, this looks like it is going to be an interesting project. The design of your doors and the tile inlay will give the sideboard some interesting visual details.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 05:34 PM

Great vid. This may qualify as a Walnut Gloat. Good luck—sign your work, and show it to the old guys family. Steve.

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 07:23 PM

Great looking project, Josh. I like your use of lines on the doors. It should be a fine piece of furniture when you’re done.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#4 posted 09-21-2011 04:20 AM

Execellent video, and great start to a project that will surely be awsome. I’m looking forward to seeing it in it’s finished form. By the way, your door designs are great, and you seem to have a good eye for design, as I’m betting all the pieces flow well when complete.

-- Measuring twice and cutting once only works if you read the tape correctly!

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#5 posted 09-21-2011 06:04 AM

Thanks so much everyone!
Skarp, the camera was a Canon 5dMKII, no post prod programs were used, just premiere to put front and end titles on.
Right now im still experimenting on test pieces to find the best finish for the QSWO that lets the grain pattern come through, while not contrasting with the walnut too much.
Thanks for watching, will update when it’s done!

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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#6 posted 09-21-2011 06:11 AM

Great design it’s going to be terrific .

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#7 posted 09-21-2011 05:30 PM

Yeah, that camera is ridiculous. (GF is a photojournalist, I get to play around with it.) Some of the hardware mods you can get for it really bump it to a full-on production level camera. nuts.

-- "The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne"

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