Sideboard for Two

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Project by KendrickAnderson posted 01-02-2010 07:15 AM 2680 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m not very fond of the picture quality I’m getting so please go here for detailed pictures.

See joinery photos here

Solid walnut, maple cut into various lengths, pressed, and glued back together…hence the segmented look.

Joinery includes the following:
- mitred fingerjoints (carcass construction)
- tapered sliding dovetails (two dividers)
- web frame
- hand-cut dovetails
- frame and panel doors

56”L x 18”W x 22”H

Yin/Yang entry: The concept of Yin and Yang is that the two are ever-present even though one may dominate the other upon first glance. An alternate example could be the battle between Good/Evil. Although there is a lot of good in the world, evil is always lurking within. This concept is portrayed through this piece. Although the exterior is dominated by walnut(yin/good), a faint maple(yang/evil) line runs around the entire face of the cabinet. Upon opening the cabinet, one realizes the entire interior of the cabinet is maple, revealing the truth that both co-exist at the same time. Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 07:42 AM

A very interesting sideboard, very well done. I’m not familiar with “fullbling mtred fingerjoints”

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 07:57 AM

Lookls great!! Welcome to LJ :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 08:06 AM

welcome to lumberjocks … really nice work

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#4 posted 01-02-2010 08:34 AM

Fantastic job, your work is outstanding. Looks awesome.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 01-02-2010 03:45 PM

looks like it came from the era of superfly, I like it.

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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#6 posted 01-02-2010 05:49 PM

The joinery is interesting! I had to go to your blog to see what a full blind mitered finger joint looked like!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 01-02-2010 06:50 PM

nice job. very interesting, despite what some people /\ may say

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#8 posted 01-02-2010 06:53 PM

tom. respect your honest criticism. i need it.

since this is a contest I’ll offer a few responses:

Yin/Yang? I like the subtly of the maple from the outside. Too much contrast and my eye doesn’t know what to focus on.

50’s style? Definitely. I love mid-century modern. When I said “evolution of design and craftsmanship” I only meant that as I was building this cabinet the design and joinery were constantly changing. Its a melting pot of stuff. I have hence changed my statement as I see it could be misinterpreted as this piece is an evolution in the design world. Clearly it is not.

Corner Joints? I kind of like them. Would I do that joinery again? Probably not. It was all experimenting.

Once again. I appreciate your honesty.

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#9 posted 01-02-2010 07:19 PM

I Think this may be a 50s style which is something hard for some of us who lived through that time period to realize that mid century style is being revisited . Much the same as my parents grew up in old Victorian style homes and could not understand why I thought all the homes and furniture and even autos of that time period was so neat to me. I like your sideboard and think your experimenting in design and joinery is how we all need to grow as woodworkers and designers. Keep up the good work and learning and growing.

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#10 posted 01-03-2010 02:56 AM

Sweetness! Welcome to Lumberjocks!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 01-03-2010 07:55 AM

This reminds me a lot of a Nakashima piece that I like quite a bit.

The joinery is really interesting – if you didn’t use the mitered fingerjoints in the future, what would you use?

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#12 posted 01-03-2010 08:51 AM

I’m not going to criticize the work just the posting. I did go to the other sites to look but, why should I have to? If you had given us the pictures on this site and the link, I wouldn’t have minded. It’s hard enough to fight off all the scams and potential pitfalls of the web without having to deal with links to other sites to see the pictures on a trusted site like Lumberjocks. Please, just post the pictures -and a link- (if you just can’t stand it) so we can see the work without having to deal with other issues like security. If you don’t think Lumberjocks gives you enough room to work …


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#13 posted 01-03-2010 08:54 AM

Here’s how to post photos

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#14 posted 01-03-2010 08:13 PM

Personally I love this piece and if you check out the other pics on his site you’ll see that the inside is completely maple, I’d have gone spline for the corners too but the blind finger joints work just as well and I really don’t see how you can say they are a mess. Of course it’s not as good as that whisky table entry…. :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#15 posted 01-03-2010 10:53 PM

really like the design good craftsmanship!

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design

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