Walnut Sideboard

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Project by jim65 posted 02-11-2013 09:52 AM 1288 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a sideboard I just finished from walnut left over from another project. I had a heck of a time designing the size due to the limited available wood. I think I remarked the boards from the cut list 15 times. I am happy with the project from a construction point of view but I could not get a perfect book match on the door panels without shrinking the project and redoing the cut list again. All mortice and tenon construction. Handcut dovetail drawers only because I did not have the courage to experiment with blind dovetails on the router jig knowing I had no extra wood to cover any mistakes. hand turned knobs. Finish is danish oil.

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#1 posted 02-11-2013 10:20 AM

Great looking piece

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-11-2013 12:27 PM

very awesome

-- scott

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#3 posted 02-11-2013 01:14 PM

Excellent use of your lumber, Jim. Nice design and craftsmanship. I like working with walnut, and I’m presently working on a walnut piece. Since the lumber industry changed the grading requirements for walnut, it’s hard to find decent lumber. In my area, if you’re not the first one to go through the stack, when it gets to the lumber yard, you have to pick through a lot of knotty wood. You’ve got some nice pieces of lumber in this. Thanks for the post.

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#4 posted 02-11-2013 01:32 PM

That came out beautiful. I’m sure that it will enjoyed for a long while as a result of your hard work.

-- “While the world with closed eyes sleeps, The sky knows and weeps - steel rain. ” ― Nathan Bell

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#5 posted 02-11-2013 03:01 PM

Very nice craftsmen ship Jim, I hope someday to be able to create a beautiful piece such as this. Thx for sharing

Regards Ken

-- Ken, Sask. Canada

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#6 posted 02-11-2013 03:06 PM

This is a very nice piece and the wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 02-11-2013 03:35 PM

graet looking side board

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#8 posted 02-11-2013 04:39 PM

Love the bookmatch panels and the contrasting wood in the dovetails. Nice job!

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

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#9 posted 02-11-2013 05:32 PM

Great job first off, I love walnut as well. I like that you left the sap wood portion og the walnut in the doors as well. I did this very thing on a table. I like to highlight the real look of the wood. Your hand-cut dovetails are amazing! Great job,,,,,,

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

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#10 posted 02-12-2013 05:17 AM

That is some wicked walnut. Good use of it.

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

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#11 posted 02-12-2013 10:24 AM

you made a beautiful piece, i love walnut myself, and the dovetails look very sharp and clean, but i do have to say that the doors just throw it off for me, there both beautiful in there own right, but having such a differnce in the book match that it looks off balance..dont mean to rain on your parade, to each his own, and over all its a beauty..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 02-14-2013 01:14 AM

Beautiful sideboard.

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#13 posted 02-14-2013 01:15 AM

Really nice,the wood is amazing.

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#14 posted 02-24-2013 08:54 PM

Hello Jim65,
Excellent job.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#15 posted 03-08-2013 10:37 AM

Fantastic sideboard.One of the most important components of a living room is nice quality sideboards. This furniture complements the living room and this helps to give the living room an attractive look. This is because this furniture is a very important commodity that is valued by many people when it is placed in the living room. Sideboards give the house a nice look and it reveals much about the values and the taste of the person.

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