Mission style sideboard.

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Project by Philfranklin posted 610 days ago 3333 views 25 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was the first of all the arts and crafts style furniture I built, beginning exactly one year ago. It started my life in a whole new direction. The basic plans I found online, and added the lower shelf and plate rack. Hardware is Stickley reproduction I found at Rockler. It was after this project that I invested in a hollow chisel mortiser. Once again the case is Quarter-saw Red Oak.

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#1 posted 610 days ago

A really beautiful piece of furniture. The look is very appealing. Great work indeed.

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#2 posted 610 days ago

Stunning. The QS oak is just amazing.
Well done!

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 610 days ago

Just so astonishing.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 610 days ago

Well done, I really love this style of furniture. I’m getting ready to do one myself cabinet with a hutch. Hope mine come out this well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 610 days ago

I like this a lot Phil great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 610 days ago

Fantastic job on the sideboard. That stock has a lot of figure for red oak, nice looking stuff. I like the plate rack, that is a nice touch.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#7 posted 610 days ago

Beautiful work, the sideboard looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 610 days ago

Beautiful sideboard!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 610 days ago

Very nice looking sideboard. It looks an awfull lot like mine.

Mine is QSWO, I designed it with sketchup, taking details from several others I’ve seen.


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#10 posted 609 days ago

Nice work gentlemen!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 609 days ago

Any time you have a door inside a frame your accuracy level stress goes up, looks like you handled that quite well. I really like the overall look of you very well made project.
I see a RAS in the background, have you thought about retiring that unit and getting a sliding saw? – I cannot think about doing any crosscut without my Makita 1013LS, I have been using mine all day today, and am so thankful I made the switch.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#12 posted 609 days ago

Very nice, how did you finish it? Oil? It looks great

-- A good craftsman is able to make it work with the tools he has, I still need more tools

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#13 posted 609 days ago

looks great

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#14 posted 609 days ago

Very nice job, Phil. I don’t use quartered red oak much, but I think it has better ray flake than the white oak. Arts and Crafts style is my favorite. It gives you a lot of latitude in designing furniture that’s true to the style. Thanks for the post.

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#15 posted 609 days ago

super project..great job!

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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