Buffet and Hutch

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Project by kimosawboy posted 05-02-2016 03:14 PM 2099 views 20 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every time that I work on a project I always learn something new. With this it was trying to fit a 48” hutch on top of my assembly table (40”ish) and try to finish it, without hitting the ceiling or lights is not an ideal situation…Fun Fun.
I was not able to put the top and the bottom together till I dropped them of, so I did have my fingers crossed a bit.
Bottom measures 36” in height and 72” in width, 20-21” deep. Top is 48” in height, 68” in width and 14”ish deep. Main carcass were ply and trimmed with Alder. Most of the wood was from 2 -12’, 8/4 Alder slabs that I purchased from (great guy and fantastic wood).
One request on this was wine storage, after much head scratching I decided that I did not want to clutter the table surface with bottles , so I figured that I could build storage into the hutch apron. With gas hinges, piano hinges and a simple locking mechanism I was able to accomplish this.
This was the first time doing inset doors and they were much easier than I thought. In the future there will be more doors like this in my work.
Pic 1&2 installed finished
Pic 3 base getting ready to wrap to beat the rain for transport
Pic 4&5 my design stages and the finished design.
Pic 6 Crappy cell pic of the wine rack in the closed position..
Thanks for looking

G Vavra

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#1 posted 05-02-2016 03:25 PM

That is a nice looking sideboard! I love maple.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 05-02-2016 03:35 PM

Thanks Fatman51, I just showed this post to my wife and she pointed out that this was all from Alder slabs not Maple. 99% of my work is maple , its a great wood, but alder is really nice as well..takes any finish plus its cheaper..
G Vavra

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#3 posted 05-02-2016 03:51 PM

What a showpiece! This has ‘that special something’ when all the parts come together with a keen eye for design and attention to detail. It looks to be a functional sideboard, but you have gone well beyond that and made it gorgeous.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 05-02-2016 10:11 PM

That looks great, nicely done!

-- Doug...

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#5 posted 05-02-2016 11:34 PM

Man that’s a beautiful sideboard! I really like the shape, and the overall aesthetic of it!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 05-02-2016 11:55 PM

That’s a great looking piece. Definitely heirloom quality!

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#8 posted 05-03-2016 05:06 AM

great looking build

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#9 posted 05-03-2016 12:41 PM

beautiful piece

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#10 posted 05-03-2016 02:03 PM

This is a beautiful piece and so nicely made.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 05-03-2016 02:07 PM

Great looking hutch

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 05-04-2016 02:22 AM

Mighty Fine! great looking build.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 05-04-2016 10:42 PM

wonderful looking hutch – i really like the curved sides

-- Greg Simon

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#14 posted 05-06-2016 03:49 PM

Very nice look with the sweeping edge look.

-- oldreddog

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#15 posted 05-09-2016 12:50 AM

Great job on a great piece of furniture.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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