Arts and Crafts buffet

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Project by tbone posted 10-23-2009 04:26 PM 6967 views 39 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I actually finished this a couple of years ago. It completes a dining room set of table and 6 chairs I made previously.
It’s QS white oak. Fumed and rubbed with a pure tung oil. Finished with a wipe-on poly for extra protection.
So far I have worked almost exclusively in the “Stickley” style due to the wealth of good information out there—and I like the joinery.
My current project is a Darrell Peart-designed ‘Aurora’ side table. It’s been a lot of fun.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#1 posted 10-23-2009 04:29 PM

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#2 posted 10-23-2009 04:49 PM

Looks great! Very nice work.


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#3 posted 10-23-2009 05:29 PM

Dude! Unbelievably nice. Please post your other projects.

I’ll be building the three-drawer Stickley #818 to go along with the dining room set still in progress. I’ve also started on the Aurora table.

Love your stuff, especially since you’re fuming too. Where did you get the plans for the buffet?

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#4 posted 10-23-2009 05:41 PM

What a wonderful piece. I’m becoming more of a fan of this style every day & it’s work like this that helps me along that path. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#5 posted 10-23-2009 05:47 PM

Nice work. This style is one of my favorites as well.

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#6 posted 10-23-2009 05:56 PM

Nice looking buffet!

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#7 posted 10-23-2009 06:05 PM

Well done!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#8 posted 10-23-2009 06:13 PM

Very nice work! I love Mission style furniture.

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#9 posted 10-23-2009 06:20 PM

Very well done. Do you have a Stickley number for this piece or is it your own design. What are the dimensions. Could you post some photos of the dining room set?

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#10 posted 10-23-2009 06:45 PM

Thanks, CaptainSkully.
I got the ‘plans’ by going furniture shopping with a tape measure and a notepad. The Stickley catalog has overall dimensions, however, I believe in putting my own modifications to it. Although in this case, the modifications are minor. Their catalog number is #711.

-- Kinky Friedman: "The first thing I'll do if I'm elected is demand a recount."

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#11 posted 10-23-2009 06:56 PM

Well executed.
An instant classic.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#12 posted 10-23-2009 07:15 PM

very nice work!

-- "That which has in itself the greatest use, possesses the greatest beauty." -

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#13 posted 10-23-2009 08:07 PM

Just superb!!

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#14 posted 10-23-2009 08:40 PM

Very,very nice,lovely proportions executed flawlessly…
I particularly like your choice of hardware,nice & robust.

-- "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible." ~ Frank Zappa

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#15 posted 10-23-2009 10:16 PM

As a fan of arts and crafts furniture I have to say this is really very nice. Excellent job, very nice attention to detail from what I can see. How did you make the legs? Are they quartersawn on all four sides?? :) Just curious as to what technique you used to make the legs like Stickley.

-- Oshkosh, Wisconsin

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