What a sap...walnut sideboard

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Project by spike posted 10-09-2009 02:56 AM 2691 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sideboard made from walnut with lots of sapwood and spalted maple for the drawer fronts and doors panels.
Mostly pocket hole joinery. This was the first time I made raised panel doors but after the third fudge up on which pieces to cut, I final got it down pat.
Dimensions of the top are 18×42…no plans on this one – just went from the fly by the one that is in our dining room.

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#1 posted 10-09-2009 03:05 AM

I’m just a sap for wood like that! Great job on the cabinet.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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Dan Hux

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#2 posted 10-09-2009 03:09 AM

I like it,,I’d like it more at my house in Raleigh, NC..would look great in my dinning room..

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#3 posted 10-09-2009 03:18 AM

Very nice, I like the incorporation of the sap wood blends well with the the spalted maple drawer fronts and door panels. Not alot of people use the sap wood most would cut it out instead of using it. To me it adds to the character of the wood and piece. Well done!!!!

-- Terry Williamsport PA

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#4 posted 10-09-2009 03:19 AM

Nice sideboard!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 10-09-2009 03:34 AM

Great use of materials!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 10-09-2009 03:37 AM

Nice work for on the fly, will make for a nice accent piece…thanks for posting …Blkcherry

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#7 posted 10-09-2009 03:46 AM

Love the wood combination, they play well together!! Beautiful work.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#8 posted 10-09-2009 04:02 AM

This is a beautiful sideboard. I enjoy seeing sapwood incorporated into a piece of furniture since it adds a nice contrast to the appearance of the wood. Putting the spalted maple on the doors and drawers adds another nice piece of visual interest to it.

Nice job.

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

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#9 posted 10-09-2009 04:26 AM

Real pretty. What makes it, for me, is the low shelf. Something about proportion, or that it comments on, or defines the rest of the piece. Those top surface boards are unique and well placed. Very appealing. Be proud.

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

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#10 posted 10-09-2009 04:53 AM

this is great! Nice job. I’d like to pick that! I know now why I never hear from you. You have been pretty busy with this one. Its awesome.

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#11 posted 10-09-2009 05:11 AM

Beautiful work and interpretation!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 10-09-2009 01:22 PM

Beautiful use of walnut. I love the whole tree sapwood and all.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#13 posted 10-09-2009 05:44 PM

That is one beautiful piece of furniture! Great everything on that…..............

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

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#14 posted 10-09-2009 05:58 PM

Beautiful sideboard wonderful flow of materials and design ,candy to the eye

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 10-09-2009 10:32 PM

Yes, yes, yes! Distinctive and well executed. I like working with walnut, even though it can be bloody awkward.

-- Stanley generally struggling

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