Bubinga Sideboard

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Project by tombuhl posted 575 days ago 2318 views 8 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found some amazing Bubinga at Soboba Hardwoods, my local Santa Barbara dealer. Had enough of the highly figured material for top, sides and drawer fronts. Added other Bubinga to complete the piece. To view more pix of this project including step photos, go to:

Door/drawer pulls were taken from a FineWoodworking article by Michael Fortune. Soss hidden hinges were used for the doors.

-- "When you are not sure where to begin, lead with gratitude."

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#1 posted 575 days ago

p.s. Legs are padauk. Since completion in 2009 the color has deepened, but still as rich as ever.

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#2 posted 575 days ago

Beautiful, and worthy use of such fine wood.

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#3 posted 575 days ago

Bubinga …definitely an all time favorite ! Looks like a piece of glass on the top. Great looking project : )

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#4 posted 574 days ago

Beautiful piece!!

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#5 posted 574 days ago

an absolute work of art!!!

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#6 posted 574 days ago

Wonderful,beautiful and amazing.

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#7 posted 574 days ago

Great work!

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#8 posted 574 days ago

Amazingly beautiful!

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#9 posted 574 days ago

great job , I like the jointer.

-- Dubb , WV

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#10 posted 574 days ago

Beautiful piece. Great finish job

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#11 posted 574 days ago

Beautiful and well done in all respects.

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#12 posted 574 days ago

thats one great lookin pc of work!!!

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#13 posted 574 days ago

Very nice.

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#14 posted 574 days ago

Tom that is one nice piece
You have got a great finish on it
How much darker is it now?

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#15 posted 574 days ago

Well done! Great use of the material, well crafted, and I would like to actually see the figure. I have one piece of Bubinga with curl, and I turned it into a bowl. While I like the bowl, I think the figure is better shown in that top piece of your work.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- Mel,

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