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Elm Sideboard with handless opening system

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Project by Bloonose posted 09-08-2008 09:05 PM 1680 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finished making this a few weeks back, waiting to apply finish which will make it more like the colour of the Elm Burr Panels. These are bookmatched on the inside and outside of the doors. All the dovetails were cut by hand, drawers and top (60 on the drawers alone). Most of the timber used came from one tree so I was able to make book matched panels for the sides, top and inside bottom shelf. The sides have through tenons wedged with Rosewood. Thes are a little larger than I wanted but it was the first time I’d used this method, caused by the cupping the Elm constantly. It has no handles, the drawers and doors open when pushed and stay closed when pushed back in. I’ll try to post more pictures of the details, in the comments, if anyone is interested!





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#1 posted 09-08-2008 09:09 PM

really beautiful you American’s put us to shame sometimes your workmanship is very wonderful Kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#2 posted 09-08-2008 09:11 PM

I want to see it when it’s finished, it looks great nekked though!

-- Never pet a burning dog...

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#3 posted 09-08-2008 09:15 PM

I’m from Glasgow “in Scotland” Alistair. The timber came from Cumbria!

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#4 posted 09-08-2008 09:22 PM

I knew it Bloonose now I know your a ger’s a proddy dog like mahsell Man oh man so we are the best after all I’m in Dunoon and one of my sons and his wife are Doctor’s in Glasgow he lives in beaqrsden do you know it

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 09-08-2008 09:46 PM

Looking great, it’s really going to pop when the finish goes on.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 09-08-2008 10:48 PM

Very nic… Love those panels…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#7 posted 09-08-2008 11:28 PM

Great Job!!! Love the Burl & notty top.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 09-08-2008 11:57 PM

Beautiful, Those hand cut dovetails rock & that burl is outstanding! Yes, please include more pictures of details!

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#9 posted 09-09-2008 10:09 AM

Some more pictures, I’ll try to take some close ups and post later

This is the drawer through dovetail detail!

This is with the doors open, the small cupboard has adjustable shelf while the large is fixed, you can see the drawer fronts are made from one plank a little clearer in this photo!

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#10 posted 09-09-2008 03:48 PM

Some more Pic’s

!

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#11 posted 09-09-2008 03:49 PM

Think that’s enough pictures! This thing weighs a ton, tried to move it around on my own and really struggled…...

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#12 posted 09-09-2008 04:33 PM

Very nice sideboard. The thru dovetails and tenons really set it off.

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#13 posted 09-10-2008 01:56 AM

really nice work

-- Brian, Eternal Furniture & Design http://www.eternal-furniture.com

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#14 posted 09-10-2008 02:26 AM

Wow! Even more impressive. Love the craftsmanship and the attention to detail. Everywhere you look you see great detail.

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#15 posted 03-10-2011 07:26 AM

Well done, sir. Thank you.
Can you share some info about the handle-less catches?

-- If nothing changes, nothing changes.

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