Curly maple sideboard

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Project by German_in_Ohio posted 594 days ago 1839 views 14 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sideboard, made out of curly maple, with cherry and walnut accents.
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#1 posted 594 days ago


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#2 posted 594 days ago

BEAUTIFUL! I love the bead detail around the drawers. Fantastic chioce of lumber! Nice Job overall.

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#3 posted 594 days ago

This is a wonderful piece ,it just screams quality top to bottom.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 594 days ago

Handsome piece, with some interesting design features. Can’t quite tell how the sides and back are assembled – three pieces but is that an accent between the pieces or is it a beveled edge ? Also, how are the drawer fronts attached to the drawer sides ? That looks interesting too.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#5 posted 594 days ago

Nice adaptation of the Garrett Hack one of several years ago in FWW. The curved front really brings things out. Can you tell us how it was finished? Beautiful piece.

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#6 posted 594 days ago

Very nice looking piece of furniture. I love the curl in the maple, and the curved front area. What finish did you use that preserved the maple coloring so well? All my oil-based finishes give maple a more amber hue.

-- Allen, Colorado

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#7 posted 594 days ago

Absolutely Beautiful

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#8 posted 594 days ago

Oh way to go OHIO!

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#9 posted 594 days ago

Simpley Awsome!

-- Boyd Pettitt Stockbridge, Georgia

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#10 posted 594 days ago

I like it – inspires me to think about a desk I want to make in maple. If you have a moment could you please explain the dark button details that seem to be holding the drawer sides to front?

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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#11 posted 594 days ago

This piece does a really nice job of displaying that beautiful maple!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 594 days ago

I really like it. Very nice work! I like your other projects too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#13 posted 594 days ago


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#14 posted 594 days ago

The buttons on the drawer sides are simply walnut dowels. Too lazy to make dovetail joints. A bad decision, because the dowels draw too much attention, and distract from the figured maple. Well, live and learn…

The finish is lacquer. This was the first time that I did not use dye on curly maple… and the last time as well. Dye always enhances the grain in curly maple, and I really miss that on this project.

There are a lot of things I would do differently now, but I still like the sideboard. ;)

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#15 posted 594 days ago

Really well done. A great piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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