Shaker Styled Cherry Sideboard

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Project by DAStubbs posted 566 days ago 6597 views 42 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch


As you can see I’m new to this whole LumberJocks thing, so I figure I’d jump in feet first and throw out a recent project for you guys. Normally we stay busy with custom cabinetry and architectural restorations so I really enjoy when the furniture projects come into the shop.

The sideboard board featured in the photos is a built of solid Black Cherry for all exposed surfaces and tulip poplar for the drawers and interior case work. The overall size is approx. 5’ 6 in length and 30” in height. Both the sideboard and the corner cabinet in a few of photos feature reversed raised panels to create a solid wood flat panel. For the joinery junkies out there, only half blind dovetails would work in this design so time to crank up the old chisel and backsaw. The finish is our proven danish oil and then pre-cat urethane that works every time.

LumberJocks has been helpful over the years for techniques and especially product reviews. We’ll see if I can get motivated and review of few of the winners and losers in our shop.


-- Preserving the past for tomorrow.

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#1 posted 566 days ago

Beautiful piece.
The finish is perfect in my eye. Your technique embodies handrubbed beauty, with modern day protection.
5 Stars.
Two thumbs up.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#2 posted 566 days ago

Beautiful pieces of furniture, both this and the corner cupboard – which I assume is your work too as it matches the server. Love that cherry, great looking wood, and my favorite.
Keep up the excellent work, and welcome to LJs, nice to see your work. Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 566 days ago

Beautiful piece of furniture, and very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 566 days ago

beautiful,, classic and elegant. A really great piece. It looks expertly crafted and finished.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 566 days ago

very nice

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#6 posted 566 days ago

Well done. Very nice piece of furniture. Welcome to LJs.

-- Duane, Iowa

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#7 posted 566 days ago

I really like the scale and proportions of this one. A beautiful piece of furniture!

Welcome to LJs! I look forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 566 days ago

Nice job!!

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#9 posted 566 days ago

Welcome to LJs
This is a truly outstanding piece ,it’s beautiful and built very well .great job.

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 566 days ago

David, Wow!.... nice side board.
I love this design and that you made it out of cherry instead of typical 1/4 sawn oak.
The black hinges are a nice look with natural cherry.

But, the hand cut dovetails really make it special. very cool.

Impressive 1st post! Welcome to LJ.

-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude. - Malo periculosam

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#11 posted 566 days ago

I agree with everyone. Beautiful piece with very nice lines. Congratulations.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#12 posted 566 days ago

Firstly, welcome to LJ David. I hope you will be a regular contributor here. I have an good appreciation for Shaker design, but I have never fallen in love with it. This piece is the exception. Simple as it may be, it has something special about it that I can’t quite put my finger on. I guess it’s because the design, the wood and the finish just came so well together that it became and exceptional piece, at least for me. I’m looking forward to seeing more of your work.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 566 days ago

Super piece David ! The corner cabinet caught my eye too, and deserves a few closeup shots as well !
Well done!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#14 posted 566 days ago

Beautiful!, Really love the finish. If you don’t mind me asking, what do you mean by “pre-cat urethane”? Could I ask for a bit more details in your finish process?

-- Will, Ontario Canada. "I can do fast, cheap and good, but you can only pick two... "

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#15 posted 566 days ago

Beautiful choice of wood, workmanship, and finish!

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