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White Oak Stickley No. 814-1/2 Sideboards

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Project by MadeinMT posted 01-03-2017 01:49 PM 2137 views 10 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of (nearly) identical white oak sideboards built from a set of plans by Tim Johnson and Bruce Kieffer that I purchased from AmericanWoodworker.com. I departed from the plans only in a couple of minor details.

The build included many, many hand-chiseled through mortise-and-tenon joints that challenged but also improved my hand chiseling skills. I am growing increasingly fond of using hand tools. The drawer sides were also hand-chiseled.

The finish is 1) aniline dye, 2) BLO, 3) Zinsser’s amber shellac, 4) black oil-based glaze (applied and wiped off), 5) more shellac, 6) a coat of wax. I found this recipe on the web but now cannot find it or I would have referenced the website.

The finished sideboards are approximately 56”W x 49”H x 24”D. I made two of them as two of my kids were married the Summer of 2015 and these were wedding gifts. As it turns out I did not finish them until some months after the weddings and was unable to deliver the 2nd piece as my son wound up in Juneau and it is nearly impossible to get anything of this size to Juneau. He and his wife recently moved to Bismarck, ND so I was able to finally deliver their wedding gift and also (finally) able to post onto LJ’s. I did not want to post sooner as I did not want to spoil the surprise.

Thanks for looking.

-- Ron, Montana





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 01-03-2017 02:26 PM

Those pieces are really outstanding. That finish looks great but it sure sounds like a lot of work.

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 02:34 PM

Excellent work Ron,they look great.

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#3 posted 01-03-2017 03:16 PM

beauyiful

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#4 posted 01-03-2017 03:18 PM

Amazing! Thanks for the info. A Stickley sideboard is high on my dream projects list.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#5 posted 01-03-2017 06:20 PM

Stickley is one of my favorite styles. The sideboards look like they could be sitting in a Stickley furniture gallery. Nice work.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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makeBrooklyn

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#6 posted 01-03-2017 08:02 PM

Beautiful. I used to have a Gustav Stickley sideboard much like that. That finish sounds far less toxic than the way stickley did it!!

-- makeBrooklyn - Jim, Brooklyn, NY #handtools

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#7 posted 01-03-2017 09:30 PM

These are beautiful pieces. They are really nice.
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helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 01-03-2017 11:26 PM

Those are a couple of amazing looking Stickley sideboards! I’ll be the kids are just thrilled with them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#9 posted 01-04-2017 02:52 AM

excellent work – i hope one day to have the confidence to try something like that!

-- designer by education, wood working hack by choice

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#10 posted 01-04-2017 03:03 AM

Fantastic! Well done.

-- Ken

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#11 posted 01-04-2017 04:51 AM

Sweet!

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#12 posted 01-04-2017 04:53 AM

I concure with your statement. Spot on!


Stickley is one of my favorite styles. The sideboards look like they could be sitting in a Stickley furniture gallery. Nice work.

- EarlS


-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#13 posted 01-04-2017 05:34 AM

Very nice work. The finished projects speak for themselves. Bravo!

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

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#14 posted 01-04-2017 02:17 PM

Beautiful work, they are very nice.

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#15 posted 01-04-2017 03:21 PM

Those are Beautiful,excellent work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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