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Sideboard in oak. Finished with soap. My own design.
In Scandinavia the soap finich is very popular. They use in on floors, mostly pine and spruce, but the danish started to use it on furniture and now it’s very popular. I’m not so sure of the durability of this finish, but nice is it. The drawers are made of poplar and hanged on Blum tandem runners. The hinges and the handles is antiqued brass from Armac Martin ( ) in UK.
Both the cabinets are equipped with a adjustable shelf.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 01:46 PM

This is really very nice and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 01:50 PM

Beautiful sideboard! It’s a very nice and clean look. Never heard of the soap finish before.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 02:11 PM

Hi Brandon.
Thanks for the nice words.
Here is a link explaining the soap finish.

-- Norwegian (living in Sarpsborg, Norway)

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 02:16 PM

This is a very nice sideboard.

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 02:32 PM

Another really nice piece. Good Work and thanks for the introduction to soap finish, I’m really liking the look of that.

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#6 posted 05-29-2013 02:44 PM

Beautiful, I just think if drips of water do damage the finish or not

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#7 posted 05-29-2013 07:35 PM

Very nicely done.

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#8 posted 05-29-2013 07:48 PM

Soap finish…

Probably explains the clean look <grin>


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#9 posted 05-30-2013 12:58 AM

Very nice indeed.

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#10 posted 05-30-2013 01:19 AM

Is this native Norwegian oak? It has a beautiful quality – please describe how the “soap” finish is applied. A beautiful job.

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 02:23 AM

This is simply fantastic. What a wonderful design. I look forward to your future projects.

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-Dylan Bartlett

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 03:40 AM

Wow very nice, you must be very happy with the end result. I really like the way you have done the insides of the top two drawers.


-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#13 posted 05-30-2013 03:48 AM

Very well done. Great quality on the little details. And some great photos as well. I love the finish on this.

-- Jay -

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#14 posted 05-30-2013 08:34 AM

Great sideboard.Sideboards play a big role in making the house look more beautiful.Not only is a sideboard a super practical piece of living room furniture it is also designed to look great and enhance your decor.

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#15 posted 05-30-2013 08:35 AM

LOVE the precision!

-- Tom Huntley - Rochester Hills, Michigan

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