Stickley Sideboard #711

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Project by TomRash posted 01-06-2011 09:02 PM 5003 views 24 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Stickley sideboard #711 recreated in cherry. I saw the sideboard in the Stickley ad back in november and just had to have it. I worked from plans and pictures to get the design as I could not find plans for this exact sideboard. The drawers and doors have some nice figured cherry and really shine with good light. The differences between this and the one I saw was that I did not do the inlays and did not use wooden knobs. This is the biggest project I have done so far and I am very proud of the finished product mistakes and all. The piece is finished with waterlox and wax. This is the first project that I did for myself in like 6 months so it was nice to get to keep it.

Thanks for looking

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#1 posted 01-06-2011 09:19 PM

Very nice job. Out of curiosity, why did you use metal pulls instead of wood? To make the build simpler?

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#2 posted 01-06-2011 09:29 PM

I really love this.. cherry has to be one of my favorite woods…. I actually like the pulls… they contrast perfectly ..
I have not tried the waterlox, but I see a lot of people like it on cherry.. I might have to give it a try.. still stuck in the “oil” rut.

Excellent work.. just like the other projects you have posted..


-- Master designer of precision sawdust and one of a kind slivers.

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#3 posted 01-06-2011 09:31 PM

My wife did not like the wooden pulls. I really did not care either way.

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#4 posted 01-06-2011 09:54 PM

Beautiful. I have never seen this is cherry.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#5 posted 01-06-2011 09:56 PM


I like every single thing about it. I’m calling it a ‘favorite,’ in the vain hopes of building one like it, some day.

Really great work !

-- -- Neil

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#6 posted 01-06-2011 10:11 PM

There’s a Stickley store near us. Its great to look at their work. The side boards go for around $5000.00. The wife must happy. A beautiful piece!

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#7 posted 01-06-2011 10:43 PM

That is a very attractive piece!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#8 posted 01-06-2011 10:57 PM

Very nice work.

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#9 posted 01-06-2011 11:06 PM

Very very well done. I like the craftsman style and the cherry look is terrific. Cant say enough good things about what you created here. My next project is a Morris chair and I am going to give the cherry option some thought.

All the best of the new year


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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#10 posted 01-07-2011 12:17 AM

Beautiful job. I really like how cherry makes arts and craft furniture look. Great matching work on board selection. I built a sideboard with cherry a couple of years ago and it’s just getting to the right patina.

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#11 posted 01-07-2011 12:26 AM

That’s a lovely piece and I’m glad you get to keep it.

I’m not saying anything about the pulls, other than the fact that at least that’s about the easiest thing to change on a piece of furniture (and then the hinges to match too). Maybe after the cherry darkens up a bit, you’ll want different hinges and pulls on there, or maybe not? Although what you’ve done here is certainly not in the traditional light, that’s great because you took something similar and changes it to suit your needs and desires for the finished piece.

I love Waterlox once it’s cured, but don’t care for the smell while it’s curing. I can only imagine on a larger piece like this what that smelled like for the first week or more!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#12 posted 01-07-2011 12:31 AM

Wonderful work Tom. Your other projects were also really attractive and looked very well crafted.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 01-07-2011 12:43 AM

Nice looking stickley sideboard.

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#14 posted 01-07-2011 01:24 AM

Gorgeous piece of woodworking Tom! Beautiful design and amazing craftsmanship. Love it.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#15 posted 01-07-2011 04:23 AM

Instant Favorite/family heirloom. Awesome! Keep up the good work. We all need to inject more Stickley into this site.

BTW, FWIW, I approve of the omission of inlays and the brushed metal knob choices.

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

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