Matching Sideboard

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Project by Tim Pursell posted 02-02-2008 05:50 PM 2694 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Buffet went over so well I decided to make a matching piece. I added the thru tenons on the stretchers, but the rest is very similar comstruction as my buffet. The drawers have no metal runners, I just donot like the look or feel of any I have looked at. My favorite way is to use 3/4” wide strips of stickey backed UHMW above,below & on each side of the drawer box. The drawers are a bit of a challenge to fit just right, but the feel is just what I was looking for. They slide in & out with little or no effort & no sign of hardwear.


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#1 posted 02-02-2008 06:18 PM

Another nice piece. I have an antique library table with a similar feel.

I agree with you. I find it disconcerting when I pull out a drawer on a furniture piece and see metal slides.
(Save them for cabinetry).

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

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#2 posted 02-02-2008 06:42 PM

This is another beautiful piece. The comments I made about more photos would apply here as well.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-02-2008 06:58 PM

Ditto, Absolutely stunning.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#4 posted 02-02-2008 09:39 PM

Did you make it from plans or your own design Tim?

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#5 posted 02-02-2008 10:52 PM

Yes I design all my own work. I have a pretty large colection of books, magazines & repo catalogs for inspiration. But like a slightly lighter feel to Arts & Crafts furniture than many of the pieces they show. Too bad Harvey Ellis only worked for Stickley for such a short time. I reallly like most of his work there. I hope to use some Ellis inspired inlay work on my next design. Another skill to master & tools to aquire!!


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#6 posted 02-02-2008 10:55 PM

Tim – what a beautiful piece – thank you for sharing.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#7 posted 02-03-2008 04:11 PM

Great pieceof furniture. I am building a reproduction of a Stickley #802 sideboard that looks alot like yours. Beautiful work! What was your stain / finish technique?

-- Dale, Pittsburgh PA -

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#8 posted 02-03-2008 05:12 PM

Beautifully done, perfect finish. It is a terrible shame about Ellis’s untimely death. It was not only a terrible blow to Stickley, but to the entire Arts and Crafts movement. I believe he was one of Americas premier architects.

-- I can build us one.

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#9 posted 02-03-2008 08:30 PM

So very nice!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#10 posted 02-04-2008 10:10 PM

Both of these pieces are very well done. I take my hat off to you. I will second about Ellis and all the different aspects of design that he insipired.

Again, Good job Tim.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#11 posted 04-18-2008 02:27 PM

beautiful work

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#12 posted 02-11-2016 04:28 PM

This is stellar work. A true example of fine craftsmanship at its best.

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

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