Sideboard for Tea

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Project by JeanValjean posted 07-05-2016 12:51 PM 493 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a way to display my beloved grandmothers tea kettle in a more dignified manner than on my stove or a shelf.
I saw a version of this in a magazine a year or so ago and made my own variation with a lower shelf to stabilize the fragile tapered legs and also to reclaim that space…
The corners are splined miter joints.

Constructed of quarter sawn sycamore with walnut accents, the most challenging part of this project was building the inner dividers and drawers.

Finish is several coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal (satin) buffed with 5/0 steel wool between coats and a fine paste wax.

-- Semper Fi

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 01:17 PM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 01:36 PM

Really nice work, great look.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 07-05-2016 04:03 PM

This is a very nice piece and I love the modern design.

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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#4 posted 07-05-2016 04:20 PM

Those drawers looks beautiful and I like the way cabinet is attached to legs.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-05-2016 08:29 PM


-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#6 posted 07-07-2016 03:51 PM

Great job. I like it a lot. My grand-father ran his own tea company, and I have one of the tea pots they used to give away to customers who saved UPCs. I should make something like this to show it off.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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