Curly maple sideboard

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Project by German_in_Ohio posted 12-10-2012 04:36 PM 2166 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 12-10-2012 04:49 PM


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#2 posted 12-10-2012 04:56 PM

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

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#3 posted 12-10-2012 05:09 PM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-10-2012 06:52 PM

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.

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#5 posted 12-10-2012 07:33 PM

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 12-10-2012 08:46 PM

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 12-10-2012 08:58 PM

Absolutely Beautiful

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 11:10 PM

Oh way to go OHIO!

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#9 posted 12-11-2012 01:23 AM

Simpley Awsome!

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#10 posted 12-11-2012 01:31 AM

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 12-11-2012 02:29 AM

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

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#12 posted 12-11-2012 02:50 AM

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

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#13 posted 12-11-2012 02:54 AM


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#14 posted 12-11-2012 02:55 AM

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 12-11-2012 04:29 AM

Really well done. A great piece.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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