Garrett Hack Sideboard in Curly Maple - Take 2

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Project by tnwood posted 12-14-2009 04:36 PM 3092 views 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a question in the earlier project post about the top and whether there were two spalted maple doors. So I’m posting some additional photos I took this morning. We just moved to eastern TN from New England and the original photos were taken to serve as a forum for whether the maple or yellow birch doors were better fits for the casework. So the top wasn’t shown and the doors had not been hinge mounted nor did they have knobs.

Thanks for all the positive comments about this project. I had been following the FWW forums but those forums have gotten to be very negative in tone so I’m glad to see the positive tone of LJ.

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#1 posted 12-14-2009 04:43 PM

Stunning! Umm … sorry – I ran out of words … stunning!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 12-14-2009 05:12 PM

It’s beautiful. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Daren Nelson

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#3 posted 12-14-2009 05:21 PM

Very nice !

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#4 posted 12-14-2009 05:34 PM

Simply gorgeous!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#5 posted 12-14-2009 05:52 PM

That’s a knock out piece… Could I ask: How did you create the black edge around the Spalted Maple panels? It really has a nice look!

-- Mikee Likes It

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#6 posted 12-14-2009 05:54 PM

Very beautiful work and excellent wood choice. The curly maple really adds alot!

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#7 posted 12-14-2009 05:56 PM

Looked back at your previous post and noticed you used ebony trim around your Spalted Maple panels. Very nice touch…

-- Mikee Likes It

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#8 posted 12-14-2009 06:04 PM

Excellent & very polished looking. Will you get to keep this or is it going somewhere else?

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#9 posted 12-14-2009 06:21 PM

Nice work on the sideboard.

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#10 posted 12-14-2009 06:58 PM

Were people getting negative about this piece of furniture? I can’t imagine why, it’s really beautiful. Nice job.

-- Andy Brownell

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#11 posted 12-14-2009 11:03 PM

This one is out of the park beautiful, great choice of woods. SWEET!!!

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#12 posted 12-14-2009 11:25 PM

Beautiful wood and wonderful execution! Thanks for sharing.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#13 posted 12-14-2009 11:32 PM

Thanks everyone. It took me forever to build and it stays with us. There are enough flaws in it that I’ve managed to repair that I wouldn’t sell or gift it. I’m sure all of you would find them if you see it in person.

I should have also noted that there is some padauk in the leg inlays. There is a thicker band of padauk sandwiched between two ebony edges.

I didn’t get any negative comments on this over at FWW. My comment relates to some of the characters there who seem to know everything about anything and they just run everyone else down. They weren’t necessarily directed at me but rather at some beginners who asked fairly typical questions and were dismissed out of hand by some of the “good old boys and girls”. Sort of typical of our society I guess but at least there are alternatives like LJ.

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#14 posted 12-14-2009 11:41 PM

Thanks for posting a finely made piece. I especially love the figured maple and the details with ebony around the spalted maple on the outside panels. I like the finish you applied to the sideboard. I am also using aniline dyes more and more as it really enhances the grain.



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#15 posted 12-15-2009 04:17 AM

Good looking work. Maple is my favorite wood today…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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