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Project by Andrek posted 10-30-2017 01:47 PM 810 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello there fellows LJ,s
There is my latest project, Sideboard/ Buffet to complete my dining room set ( posted previously) Made completely with Red Oak, except some plywood in drawers. Joinery is tenon/mortise,( hand cut) for the large pieces, biscuit joinery different size for all the rest, including drawers, so everything is invisible.
It took 3 different pictures to complete this piece since I did not have any plans front and sides from 2 different sideboards, the back is inspired by an antique I saw, on the Amish web site .,,, who I salute for their great skills . It stands 37 in high 20 in deep and 60 in long, I used Danish Oil for the first coat, rub with a 000000 steel wool for antiquing , and Hybrid oil varnish for the rest, every thing is sanded up to 320, ( inside included ) and wet sanded to 400 on the top, the hardware came from Lee Valley, finaly, this is a very heavy baby to move around.
Feel free to coment, I ‘m still learning, and I value all comments.

Keep on making saw dust , and have a very safe day in the shop.

-- andrek

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#1 posted 10-30-2017 05:13 PM

Very nicely done

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#2 posted 10-30-2017 06:22 PM

This sideboard is so beautiful and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 10-30-2017 08:32 PM

Very beautiful and really wonderful hardware!

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 10-31-2017 01:19 PM

This is a really great looking piece.

The finish does a great job popping the Red Oak and the hardware was a perfect choice.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#5 posted 10-31-2017 01:58 PM

no doubt …you have made a really nice family heirloom …..handed down thru several generations …..cant go wrong with red oak …..........GREAT JOB :<))


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#6 posted 10-31-2017 04:20 PM

I love red oak so I am a little biased but this is definitely a beautiful piece.
It gives a strong and warm feeling from the combination of style and choice of wood.
How many hours did you spend on this side board?

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 10-31-2017 05:26 PM

Hello there old novice
I could not say how many hours, I’m an amateur in woodworking, it took me just over 2 months, on and off , I learn on my own, watching others on video, and reading those who came before me. In other words this is part of my retirement project. And I enjoy every single moments so it takes longer.
Thank you all for the nice comments.

-- andrek

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#8 posted 11-01-2017 04:47 PM

Andrek, I was curious about the hours because I have spent many more hours on a similar project and now it’s sits waiting for the final work.
I hope mine turns out as good as yours!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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