Arts and crafts sideboard/buffet made from white oak with sapele accents.

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Project by Chris posted 07-05-2020 01:40 PM 982 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this sideboard/buffet for our dining room. My wife and I have been working for about five years now to make our house “ours.” The dining room is now the first room to be completely overhauled in our style.

The design for this is mine, but of course borrowed from sources – Gregory Paolini and a YouTube video by “countrywoodgirl” being the two most relied on.

Construction is all mortise and tenon except for the plate rail where I used dominos. Finish is medium brown dye, then walnut danish oil, then for the top an additional coating of arm r seal.

This goes with a dining table I built that I will eventually post under a separate project.

-- Never half-ass two things; whole-ass one thing. Chris

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#1 posted 07-05-2020 02:06 PM

Nice work! the wood and tones are perfect for a project like this.
I’m building the same Paolini design from FWW but it has been on hold for a spell while I do other things.

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#2 posted 07-05-2020 03:02 PM

Nice work. It looks sharp.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#3 posted 07-05-2020 03:25 PM

Just beautiful.

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#4 posted 07-05-2020 08:38 PM

Great piece!
The tones in the oak and sapele really work well together.
Nice Job!

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#5 posted 07-06-2020 04:04 AM

The design is A&C but you made it your own.
Color and finish are so appropriate to the style and wood.

Can’t wait to see your dining table.

-- James E McIntyre

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#6 posted 07-06-2020 04:24 AM

You did a nice job. I like your design.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#7 posted 07-06-2020 11:28 AM

Wow, very attractive piece.
Well done.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#8 posted 07-06-2020 12:22 PM

I love sideboards and have made three of them. Love white oak. Yours is unique and beautiful. Good work.

-- Ron, Montana

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#9 posted 07-06-2020 12:36 PM

Very well done, sir. You must have a lot of patience. I’m sure it took many, many hours to build.

-- Brian, Calgary

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