Cowboy Sideboard

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Project by SuperDave02 posted 08-26-2009 12:53 AM 2994 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making a lot of projects lately out of cypress, primarily because of its relatively low cost compared to my favorite wood, white oak. I have been meaning to try my hand at the cowboy sideboard that was a featured New Yankee Workshop project not too long ago and a perfect project to make from cypress. It was modeled after a Molesworth sideboard that was shown in a resort in Wyoming. I really liked the design except I wanted it to look even more rustic than it did. The Molesworth only had exposed logs in the feet. I wanted the entire frame to be logs. After I started I decided not to do the entire frame with logs, but instead to do the legs running the entire vertical length of the piece.

-- David South FLorida

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#1 posted 08-26-2009 12:56 AM

This is very cool. The community of hunters and outdoorsmen I live in would love this!

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#2 posted 08-26-2009 01:00 AM

Very cool. Great idea, design and build. Like it…...............

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 08-26-2009 01:03 AM

Cool looking sideboard.

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#4 posted 08-26-2009 01:32 AM

I just saw that episode!

You did a great job, how did the routing go, is it as easy as Norm makes it look!

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#5 posted 08-26-2009 01:41 AM

Very cool design, love the log legs.

Can you share with me the name of your log supplier? Logs are hard to come by up in Ohio.

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#6 posted 08-26-2009 02:11 AM

Very nice.

-- James -

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#7 posted 08-26-2009 02:14 AM

Nice Job! I really like the kokopelli(sp?) and the teepee cabinet doors…...excellent…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#8 posted 08-26-2009 03:03 AM

Saw the episode too. This is a great represntation and I like how you added your own personal twist. Great job

-- Ben Kahmann Dayton, OH

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#9 posted 08-26-2009 03:14 AM

Very nice but why do people call it cowboy furniture when it clearly has all Native designs. I like your design and execution. Again very nice.

-- Ed,Red Lake, Ontario, Canada

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#10 posted 08-26-2009 03:14 AM

Sweet!! Great job. Looks like your having a lot of fun.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 08-26-2009 04:34 AM

This is super Dave fun rustic classic cowboy yaaa hooo fantabulous

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#12 posted 08-26-2009 09:04 AM

Missed the episode.
Fantastic piece of furniture/art.
Did you router the panels or carve them by hand?
How did you create the grooves in the legs to receive the panels??
Dave, I can see why they think your Super!

-- "The Artful Bodger"

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#13 posted 08-27-2009 01:02 PM

Nice job!
That is a very cool piece of furniture.

-- Paul, Bristol,Rhode Island

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#14 posted 10-12-2009 12:31 PM

Inspiring. I like the basic layout as well as the choices and workmanship. Utterly unique. A work of art with those bas relief images.

-- Dave E. "People who are competent are worth the oil it will take to fry them in hell." --Mencken

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