Mission Sideboard Table

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Project by Beorn posted 06-02-2017 04:09 PM 1712 views 12 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mission style sideboard table in quarter sawn white oak. Poplar secondary wood. constructed with mortise and tenon joinery, hand built frame and panel sides and doors. drawers are a mix of through and half blind dovetails.
finished with Varathane Cognac stain, followed by brushed on blond shellac and then a liberal application of Minwax furniture wax buffed to a shine.

Edit- I used the cover article from Fine Woodworking #247 as inspiration for the design of this table.

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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#1 posted 06-02-2017 04:47 PM

Very nice!

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#2 posted 06-02-2017 04:59 PM

Looks great Beorn!

What are the dimensions? I have a sideboard listed as my next major project by SWMBO. Of course the elements of Arts & Crafts and QSWO are indeed included.

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#3 posted 06-02-2017 05:04 PM

very nice..

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 06-02-2017 05:54 PM

Great looking project. I like the finish.

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

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#5 posted 06-02-2017 06:08 PM


-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#6 posted 06-02-2017 07:32 PM

A very nice looking piece.

Did you do the design, or build from plans? If so, please share who’s plans.

-- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#7 posted 06-02-2017 07:47 PM

Very nice work & craftsmanship – tight joints and superb dovetails.
Where did you purchase the hardware?, and did you like the way the stain went on?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 06-03-2017 01:28 AM

That is a fantastic build and finish.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#9 posted 06-03-2017 11:03 AM

Oldtool, I purchased the drawer pulls from Lee Valley, 02W3422, 1-1/4 Oil-Rubbed Bronze square knob.
Varathane stains have become my favorite for staining furniture. I paint it on with a foam brush and wipe/buff the excess with a terry rag about two to three minutes later. I actually goofed on one leg, I brushed on the stain and while waiting I got distracted. By the time I realized my mistake the heavy coat of stain had nearly cured. I used some 00 steel wool and it cleaned up the leg just as if I had wiped it off when it was fresh.

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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#10 posted 06-03-2017 11:24 AM

- Mainiac Matt

I used the cover article from Fine Woodworking #247 May/June 2015 as the inspiration for this project. The dimensions, and internal construction has been modified to suit my needs.

-- Try to learn something about everything and everything about something - Thomas Huxley

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#11 posted 06-03-2017 11:55 AM

This is a beautiful piece of furniture and is so nicely done. It displays a lot of fine details, character, and wonderful craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#12 posted 06-03-2017 12:05 PM

Very well crafted furniture.

-- Gary, Florida

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#13 posted 06-03-2017 01:09 PM

Really nice piece. Excellent job!

-- tel

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#14 posted 06-03-2017 02:49 PM

Beautiful piece of furniture, love the design and the joinery.

-- From popular rap:"If time is money, then I need a loan." Carlos B.,

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#15 posted 06-04-2017 02:17 AM

looks fantastic, very nicely done!

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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