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Project by michelletwo posted 05-02-2010 02:07 PM 2144 views 4 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This shaker-y sideboard is made from curly cherry, tiger maple and birdseye maple. Would the shakers roll over in their grave seeing this? Amazingly this eye-popping wood is quite nice where it lives in my house. I get to walk by it daily and appreciate the gift of gorgeous wood the creator has provided for all us woodworkers. The cherry portion of the drawer fronts mimic the curve of the backsplash. Tiny details are not visible in these pictures. Beaded rails, and other stuff too small to be seen. Thanks for looking and if you comment, know it is appreciated,

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#1 posted 05-02-2010 02:12 PM

They’d probably shake®attle and roll. Seriously though this is a truly elegant piece. Lovely combination of woods and the curl on that maple top is a site to see. Thanks for posting this.


-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#2 posted 05-02-2010 02:19 PM

I love shaker style furniture and you have done a magnificant job. While the Shakers were definitely into simplicity of form and function, I’m certain that they would appreciate your selection of such beautiful wood.

-- "Heaven is North of the Bridge"

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#3 posted 05-02-2010 02:30 PM

Beautiful piece, beautiful wood, great craftsmanship.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#4 posted 05-02-2010 02:33 PM

Very nice piece. You did a really good job.

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#5 posted 05-02-2010 02:35 PM

Beautiful work, I love the wood combination.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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#6 posted 05-02-2010 03:35 PM

Fantastic job!!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 05-02-2010 03:39 PM

What gorgeous wood you had to work with! And your design is wonderful. I’ll bet you caress it every time you walk past it. Beautiful, Michelle. Just beautiful.


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#8 posted 05-02-2010 03:41 PM

I would love to be able to walk past that every day and enjoy both the beauty of the wood, and the satisfaction of knowing I put it together in such a wonderful way.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 05-02-2010 03:56 PM

Wait a minute,
I’m picking my jaw up off the floor….
there, now I can say this is fabulous !!
And that doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Awesome work : )


-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~

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#10 posted 05-02-2010 05:21 PM

Very nicely done…really like that figured wood, and yes you are blessed to have such wonderful material to work with!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#11 posted 05-02-2010 05:28 PM

Very beautiful, I love the style and the woods. Great job.

-- Mike, Western New York

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F Dudak

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#12 posted 05-02-2010 05:43 PM

Awesome piece! It shakes me up! Beautiful use of incredible wood.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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#13 posted 05-02-2010 06:49 PM

Too gorgeous, love maple of anykind but you did special with it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#14 posted 05-02-2010 08:45 PM

A very beautiful piece that looks extremely well done. I’m sure that at least the Shaker carpenters would love it as they seemed to be constantly doing everything they could to put some nice details into their work in spite of their religious beliefs.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#15 posted 05-02-2010 09:42 PM

You have made good use of the incredibly beautiful wood. I can’t imagine shakers being anything but pleased. I want to touch it and see the small details. I love the creative interpretation, the echo of the backsplash curve in the drawer fronts.

-- Grant, Tryon, NC

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