Pine Tree sideboard

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Project by aurora posted 02-17-2010 05:17 AM 2466 views 5 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

top is salvaged 200 yr old maple floor boards from farm house (complete with powder post beetle holes). base is pine with a stain made from left over green porch paint, ... seems to highlight the grain nicely. when it comes to this process, less sanding is better for paint absorbtion and grain accentuation. fine sanding doesn’t produce very good results on grain contrast. drawers are dovetailed, 3 coats of polyurethane & 3 coats of beeswax. door panels have pine tree scroll sawed. carved center detail pine tree. angular corner blocks are meant to mimic the geometry found in the pine tree carvings.

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#1 posted 02-17-2010 05:31 AM

wow! great find on the maple. You did an oustanding job.

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#2 posted 02-17-2010 05:32 AM

wow! great find on the maple. You did an oustanding job.

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#3 posted 02-17-2010 05:50 AM

Nice sideboard.

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#4 posted 02-17-2010 07:02 AM

Looks great. Well built and cool design. Did you want the open center section to match with the Top.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#5 posted 02-17-2010 07:06 AM

Call me crazy, but I like this piece. Very cool.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#6 posted 02-17-2010 07:14 AM

nice i love the colour its wonderful and fun

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#7 posted 02-17-2010 12:02 PM

It is a great looking piece. Very nicely done. My step daughter would really love it. I built her a blue entertainment center not to long ago. You are right that color really brings out the grain. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 02-17-2010 12:44 PM

Great work! I love the design. It reminds me a little of some I’ve seen here in Norway. It also shows the many pine skeptics what can be done with the stuff. I’ll bet you really enjoyed making this piece.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 02-17-2010 12:48 PM

Interesting color.

-- Let's do it in the wood pile!

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#10 posted 02-17-2010 08:38 PM

Very Nice! Great job!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#11 posted 02-17-2010 09:16 PM

I like this peice you did a nice job on it.


-- Robin Renee'

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#12 posted 02-17-2010 09:28 PM

I like what you did – and cool carvings. Nice rustic feel.

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#13 posted 02-18-2010 01:07 AM


-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 02-18-2010 05:08 PM

The color is wonderful and the carved details plus the functional drawers inside make it even more appealing. I really enjoyed seeing this.

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#15 posted 02-18-2010 07:09 PM

Beautiful piece!

-- The trouble with doing something right the first time is that nobody appreciates how difficult it was.

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