Arts and Crafts Sideboard

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Project by BigRedKnothead posted 01-15-2013 09:33 AM 5107 views 24 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my biggest commissions to date. Just about every sideboard layout has been done so I’m sure this isn’t ‘original.’ But I think it’s cool because we actually drew it up on a napkin with friends….then I made it. Bought a power jointer with the proceeds.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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Tim Pursell

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 10:05 AM

Great looking sideboard!
Of course it’s original, you designed it.
‘Cept now I have a crick in my neck from looking at the last two photos.


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#2 posted 01-15-2013 11:36 AM

The sideboard looks really good. Nice work.

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 12:18 PM

Great work.

IPhone photos struggle here

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 03:28 PM

Thanks guys. Ya, my pics aren’t the best. Think I will grab the good camera rather than my smartphone next time. Can’t figure out how to rotate the assembly pics.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 03:46 PM

Beautiful sideboard,it looks very much like a Stickly design

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 01-15-2013 04:45 PM

Great project!
Am I looking at it right – the legs are tapered on the inside edge? Wow, that added a lot of work fitting the doors and drawers! The extra time you spent matching the grain on the door panels paid off in droves.

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

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 04:55 PM

Just about any sideboard done in QS oak looks spectacular.
Yours is no exception. Well done.

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

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 08:07 PM

I found that if I crop the image first (even if just a little), it will upload with the correct orientation. Try it and see if it works for you. I have a Samsung Galaxy.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 09:24 PM

Love the design and the qtr sawn grain. beautiful work.

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

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#10 posted 01-15-2013 11:04 PM

Beautiful, subtle, elegant and sturdy, all the characteristics of A&C. Love the book matched panels in the doors.

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#11 posted 01-16-2013 02:14 AM

Very nice work, especially the grain matching on your panels.

-- Gary, Florida

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 03:43 AM

One of a kind and uniquely beautiful : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#13 posted 01-16-2013 12:56 PM

Thanks for the encouragement guys. Like some of you noted, it was worth the effort to bookmatch the doors and use the same board in sequence for the drawer fronts. Of course my early attempts at arts and craft aren’t nearly as nice. Don’t know if I’ll post those…lol. It’s fun to see the improvement.

Sidenote: In this part of the midwest, Iowa, I can get prices on oak (even qtr. sawn white) that many of you would envy. Often I can get it for $2 bd. foot or less. It’s a great place for a woodworker to live.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#14 posted 01-16-2013 01:08 PM

That’s a very nice piece. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 01-17-2013 03:48 AM

Beautiful job you did on this I love mission style, you deserved to win thebdaily top 3 glad to see your hard work as a fellow artist..

-- Cosmicturner

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