Oak Misson Style Sideboard

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Project by Stanley Coker posted 05-06-2012 10:50 AM 1757 views 3 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Everyone, It has been awhile since my last post, but here is a mission style sideboard that I made for a friend. Made of white oak which was supposed to be all quarter sawn, but did not all turn out to be quarter sawn. Lumber was very rough, a lot of knots and warped boards to cut around. I will be a lot more picky the next time I get quarter sawn white oak.
All in all I guess it didn’t turn out too bad. Our friend was very pleased with it.

Hopefully I will have another project to post soon.



-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#1 posted 05-06-2012 11:17 AM

Very nice Stanley, hope to build fine furniture myself someday, could you post some pics of the jointery with that?

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#2 posted 05-06-2012 12:23 PM

It’s very nicely done.

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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#3 posted 05-06-2012 12:40 PM

Nice looking piece!

-- Chris Wellman, Hope, Maine

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#4 posted 05-06-2012 01:04 PM

Beautiful!! Nice design and build.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#5 posted 05-06-2012 01:27 PM

Gorgeous wood, that really looks good

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#6 posted 05-06-2012 03:12 PM

You’ve done a beautiful job. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 05-06-2012 03:32 PM

A very good build Stan ,it looks great.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 05-06-2012 04:44 PM

Looks great, what kind of finish did you use? any stain? I haven’t done much with oak yet but like this light color and grain of the oak. Thanks

-- Grant - S/N Dakota

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#9 posted 05-06-2012 08:28 PM

Looks great! Was this your own design, or did you work from a published plan? I would love to build one of these someday.

I’m building a bookshelf in mission style right now. I haven’t been able to find quarter sawn white oak here in Las Vegas. I went with rift sawn white oak plywood and standard white oak hardwood for mine. I’ll be posting my project as soon as it is finished.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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#10 posted 05-06-2012 09:50 PM

Super sweet though, despite all of the lumber problems. You did just fine.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#11 posted 05-06-2012 10:32 PM

Looks great, nice work!

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#12 posted 05-08-2012 12:18 AM

Great looking piece, very nicely done

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#13 posted 05-11-2012 10:02 AM

Thanks guys for all the comments. All of the joinery is mortise and tennion, for the color I put Dark Walnut Danish oil and the 5 coats of wipe on poly. First time I have used the dark walnut on oak and was very pleased, I think it is a great color for mission style.


-- Stanley, North Georgia

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#14 posted 05-14-2012 02:53 PM

Wow.. great job!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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