Cherry and maple sideboard

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Project by Mike Jones posted 03-25-2007 05:19 AM 2258 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter wanted this for her new apartment. Looked at acouple and came up with the design. The legs were 3×3 cherry blocks 20” long. Couldn’t decide what to do and started to do columns but came up with this. Wanted somthing a little more delicate.

-- Mike Jones, Jasper, Al

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#1 posted 03-25-2007 05:27 AM

I like that, very nice work and what’s not to like about cherry :)



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#2 posted 03-25-2007 05:29 AM

excellent work. Your daughter will be proud. We have four boys, all still pretty young. I look forward to the time when they get married and we can have some femine appreciation around here.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#3 posted 03-25-2007 06:02 AM

Very nice looking sideboard.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#4 posted 03-25-2007 06:12 AM

Great job Mike. I like the look and the finish.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#5 posted 03-25-2007 04:06 PM

Looks great! How did you go about shaping the legs?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 03-25-2007 05:53 PM

That’s a beaut Mike. Seems to have a little Asian influence in style. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#7 posted 03-25-2007 06:50 PM

Nice Sideboard Mike. Your daughter should be very pleased.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#8 posted 03-25-2007 07:39 PM

They are kind of like Queen Anne style legs, but end in a squared foot. They to highlight the sideboard.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#9 posted 03-25-2007 07:40 PM

Asian influence? Didn’t think think of that. I made the legs with the bandsaw. Used my router circle jig and placed it far enough away to get the top of the circle (the elipse) onto the chunk o cherry. Made a template from 1/4 ply. Fliped the cherry 90 degrees for the second cut. Looked a lot more complicated than it was. By the way, I haven’t mastered mortise work so the entire project is with a Kreg pocket system for joinery except for the door frames. They got small biscuits. The Kreg system is so tight the apron and base frame look as if they were mortised. All the frames were made that way.

-- Mike Jones, Jasper, Al

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#10 posted 03-25-2007 08:00 PM

Sweet piece.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 03-25-2007 10:37 PM

I like this one very much. Nice design.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#12 posted 03-26-2007 03:22 AM

I see more of a colonial styling, nice work.

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#13 posted 03-26-2007 04:57 PM

I love pocket screws… I will learn other types of “Real” Furniture making joinery as time goes on and I get more familliar with real equipment.


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#14 posted 03-27-2007 04:24 AM

Great looking piece!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#15 posted 03-27-2007 04:57 AM

All around nice! Looks really great!

-- Straight grains & sharp blades

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