|Project by Tony||posted 05-12-2008 06:09 PM||1973 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
The latest from the workshop, based closely on the Sideboard presented in the April issue of Woodworkers Journal, by Frank Grant.
The legs are made from Ash, whilst the top is made from Mahogany, the finish is Polyx Oil, Sanded out to P600 and then 2 coats of Fiddes “Cherry Supreme wax, which has darkened legs a little and given a fuller colour to the pale Mahogany.
The Legs and frame are the same dimensions as the original; however the method of construction using the “beadLOCK system” and dowels have been replaced with mortise and tennon joinery. I did not have the beadLock system, I also think that a 3” x ½” Tennon is probably stronger.
The original top was made from Bubinger, as I did not have any lying around in the shop, I used Mahogany – the original length of the top was designed to be 76”, but when I looked the proportions, I did not like the large overhang at each end, so I cut off 15” and reduced the top to 61”.
The overall dimensions are 61” x 20” x 36”. The project took about 35 hours to complete including the finishing and installation.
I made this for my wife for our 5th anniversary (wood) as a thank you for supporting and putting up with me. The sideboard will reside in our living room and located under the window, to act mainly as a plant stand.
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