"wild cherry sideboard"

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Blog entry by cowboy posted 02-13-2008 04:28 PM 1281 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Several people have asked a few questions so I thought I’s tell a little about this piece.This was a spec piece that I wanted to take to a show.The cherry came from a board I selected from a pile of 1,000 bd ft of curly cherry and was obviously one of the wowie,zowie boards.It’s obviously a version of a very old design tha’s been around for years.Truthfully I don’t do that anymore as I only use my own designs and have gotten into a different type of thing,yet similiar.Basically I do fairly simple designs that involve curves,I hate straight hard edges(at least now that could easily change)almost always solid wood,if veneers are used I make them myself,and dramatic figure is very important.I also use different woods on almost everything,I can’t remember the last time I made a piece and only used one wood type.
The handles on this piece were created by a nationally known jewery artist Don McCoy,made out of Petersite,a semi-precious stone,carved and set in 14 cart gold with a back set of quartersawn sycamore and ebony.
The finish is a 2 part finish from General Finish which I absolutely love my results. The first coat is Seal A Cell clear,remaining coats are Arm R Seal,semi-gloss.If there is interest I will go into great detail how I do each step another time.The piece is mortised and tenoned together,dovetailed drawers,hand cut,mine always are.I should explain that I don’t really believe that handcut are superior to machine cut as far as strength and no it probalby dosn’t pay financially to do them by hand.But I thnk hand cut look better and I want to be known for it,a personal quirk.If I equated everything I do to money in my furniture I would be in another field.I still love doing this as much as when I first started,really more so ,the results are far better.
I want to thank people for their kind words about this piece.
I am sorry about the picture thing though as I had a fire,not in the shop that burned almost every picture I had,along with everythng else in the home so . I am reduced to pic’s I can get from others of my work.My sister who is now the keeper of the picture files on the computer busy trying to get things back in order again.I will add as it becomes available.

“enjoy the journey”

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#1 posted 02-13-2008 04:55 PM

wheres the picture?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 02-13-2008 11:01 PM

Roman, I found the picture over at the project page

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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