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Project by Tom Canales posted 01-07-2012 08:08 PM 1955 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After years of hounding I finally made the sideboard my wife had been asking for. Sort of arts & crafts style out of straight and quarter sawn white oak. I went with solid frame and panel construction on the sides because I’ve had poor results when using plywood panels

-- I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure

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#1 posted 01-07-2012 08:14 PM

This is a great looking Sideboard Tom, I bet your wife loved it.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 01-07-2012 11:24 PM

Excellent job!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#3 posted 01-07-2012 11:28 PM

Looks great! Now your wife knows that years of hounding will eventually pay off!

The side panels look really nice – much better than smooth plywood.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-07-2012 11:45 PM

great looking sideboard. The arched front is a nice detail as are the rasied panels.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 01-08-2012 12:35 AM

Very very nice, the grain of the oak is super

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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KMP Wood Designs

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#7 posted 01-08-2012 01:32 AM

Beautiful sideboard Tom!

I’m sure your wife is very appreciative and it has special value to her knowing you made it. I love your design and know it will have many years of use.

-- Jim, Virginia,

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#8 posted 01-08-2012 01:55 AM

Beautiful piece Tom.
The design and balance are just right and the overall feel is warm and inviting the touch.

.................. and I’m not even a fan of either arts and crafts or Oak !

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#9 posted 01-08-2012 06:42 AM

Nice job, what finish did you use ?

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 01-08-2012 07:06 AM

Excellent work and craftsmanship!!! My wife has wanted a blanket chest for almost 15 years now. I think she finally gave up. Maybe I’ll surprise her in the next 15 years. This is gorgeous work, keep it up.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#11 posted 01-08-2012 08:46 AM

Your original details caught my eye and made me take a closer look. Wow! very nice sideboard.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 01-08-2012 12:33 PM

I like the solid-panels as well, looks like a large router….or was it done on table saw? How about the dentil moldings, did you buy or make them yourself?

Nice details, really solid hardware, looks great.

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#13 posted 01-08-2012 01:55 PM

Very nice cabinet

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#14 posted 01-08-2012 06:44 PM

To answer the questions: concerning the finish, I used a 10% thinned polyurethane applied with a HVLP sprayer. On the dentils, I cut them myself with a jig on my tablesaw using a dado blade. Thanks for all the generous comments.

-- I used to be indecisive, now I’m not so sure

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#15 posted 01-08-2012 08:09 PM

great job on it

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