Bubinga Sideboard

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Project by Wes Bunch posted 02-05-2011 06:34 PM 2285 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a side board I recently finished after having the bubinga for almost 3 years. The wood was featured in an April 2008 issue of Popular Woodworking. The waterfall bubinga top was taken from a huge tree and sold to help save the rainforests. Rockler was one of the main partners in harvesting the wood from this amazing tree. The drawer fronts are from the same tree and have a ribbon pattern that is really striking. The frame is curly ash. The finish is boiled linseed oil, shellac and beeswax. The top was sprayed with three coats of shellac then French polished. I designed the sideboard to show off the bubinga and accent the ribbon grain on the drawers. The three drawer fronts are from one board re-sawn and book matched to have the grain flow from one drawer to the next.

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#1 posted 02-05-2011 08:04 PM

Very nice! I like the thought that went into shaping the gentle curves and selecting wavy pulls to accent the grain patterns.

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#2 posted 02-05-2011 08:52 PM

Marvelous table : )

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