Cherry Sideboard

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Project by mpm3 posted 01-02-2018 04:22 PM 912 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After many years of putting off my wife, I finally moved the sideboard she had been wanting to the top of my build list. Made of cherry and cherry ply with pre-finished maple for the inside carcass and drawer bottoms. The drawers are poplar and the accent wood is wenge. The craftsman design complements our dining table/chair set and is sized per the boss’s direction to store whatever she has in mind. First time design/build with a sideboard but happy with the results.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 01-02-2018 05:44 PM

Very nice work!! The wenge looks great as a highlight on the door panels and the back.

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

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#2 posted 01-02-2018 07:14 PM

really beautiful! I like the design and execution. Really nice dovetails on the carcass joinery. Too bad nobody can see them!

-- Pete

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#3 posted 01-02-2018 08:57 PM

Very nice work on the sideboard! The wenge accents remind me of the “wedge and strap” inlay on my profile pic. I used them on an entertainment center / sideboard a few years back, and really like the idea of contrasting wood on the backsplash. Kudos to you on a job well done.

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

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#4 posted 01-02-2018 09:05 PM

This is a wonderful piece and so nicely done. The wood is so nice and the sideboard shows a lot of craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 01-02-2018 11:54 PM

Very Nice Indeed! The color is Perfect.

-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#6 posted 01-03-2018 01:12 AM

Looks great Matt . Well deserved daily top three!

-- 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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#7 posted 01-03-2018 02:25 AM

Beautiful project!!!

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#8 posted 01-03-2018 04:15 AM

Beautiful. Great job.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#9 posted 01-03-2018 05:38 AM

Some mighty nice work and a very good looking project!

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

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#10 posted 01-03-2018 12:03 PM

Very well done, nice combination of wood ,bravo

-- andrek

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#11 posted 01-03-2018 05:18 PM

Super nice.

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#12 posted 01-03-2018 06:09 PM

@pintodelux – good catch! I used our entertainment center during the design process with the client (my wife). She didn’t want the corbels and I couldn’t figure a way to insert that divider feature into the design. But they are similar – my design was necessarily a bit larger and (I think) and more contemporary-ish than the true arts/craft’s design that your entertainment center hits on the head. I’ve used the cherry wenge combination before and I really like that combination of woods and a “softening” of the traditional arts/crafts design features. I think it almost adds a slightly Asian feel to the design. Anyway, thanks for the inspiration!

-- Matt

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#13 posted 01-03-2018 08:25 PM

Very nice!

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#14 posted 01-03-2018 11:49 PM

i love cherry wood and you did an awesome job …..will look great after it darkens ….GREAT JOB :<)) GRATZ TOP 3


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#15 posted 01-04-2018 12:58 AM

very nice work – congrats

-- Greg Simon

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