Mission Sideboard

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Project by SuperDave02 posted 09-17-2009 03:15 PM 2531 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I really do hate redoak…..........
The pieces just never seem to match after staining. It was minwax Puritan Pine.
But, it was the only choice I had until the local hardwood supplier returns.

I built this as a Christmas present for my Mom. Found out the secret of a stress free Christmas a few years ago. “Don’t bother going out trying to find the perfect thing to buy, just build something…............anything. They will love it.

Even if the stained pieces don’t match.

-- David South FLorida

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#1 posted 09-17-2009 03:40 PM

You have really achieved something here. It is clear that the style is Mission, but I have never seen another piece quite like it. That is a beautiful result. Oh yeah, I like Red Oak and you made this wood sing with the color and hardware you applied.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#2 posted 09-17-2009 03:43 PM

Very nice work.

I know what you mean about red oak. There can be a lot of color variations in the wood itself before you even have a chance to finish it.

You are right about building anything for Christmas. They always love it. My problem is I always want to build something for everyone and overbook myself a little bit. Oh well. Its the thought that counts, right?

Great job in the sideboard!!

-- Dennis,!/MpleGrvWoodwrks

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#3 posted 09-17-2009 03:59 PM

Great Lookin Job Mom Will Love It

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 09-17-2009 04:47 PM

Wonderful work. Excellent result!

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 09-17-2009 05:08 PM

Your right about the gift thing except my wife wants a new camera. I can’t make that. I can build a nice place to store it though. I guess I have my gift for next year.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#6 posted 09-17-2009 05:13 PM

Nice work and clever opinon

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Mike Gager

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#7 posted 09-17-2009 05:15 PM

if you notice in the prefinish pic, the oak didnt match before you stained it

i wonder if using dye (instead of pigment stain) would make it easier to get the colors to match?

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Tim Pursell

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#8 posted 09-17-2009 06:11 PM

What Mike suggests is a good idea, just take it one more step. I have had good luck with dye THEN stain on red oak. Try it on some scrap pieces first. I think you will be happy with it.


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Dennis Zongker

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#9 posted 09-17-2009 09:46 PM

Very Nice!

-- Dennis Zongker

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#10 posted 09-18-2009 12:52 AM

Nice looking sideboard!

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Bob A in NJ

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#11 posted 09-18-2009 01:29 AM

Great design. Construction looks very well done also.

-- Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 09-18-2009 02:07 AM

I love your design. I know what you mean about Christmas giving. Works great in my family. I would always hope we learn from each project. Great job and I’m sure “Mom” loved it.

-- John @

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#13 posted 09-18-2009 04:48 AM

Very impressive piece. You did a nice job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 09-18-2009 05:22 AM

good Job Dave looks great.


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Stanley Coker

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#15 posted 09-21-2009 04:12 AM

A great piece of Mission furniture. I love the Mission look.

-- Stanley, North Georgia

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