Walnut Sideboard

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Project by ManBMitt posted 01-14-2022 02:53 PM 588 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was by far the most ambitious project I’ve attempted in the 5 or so years I’ve been woodworking, and the first project that I think is worthy of posting to Lumberjocks. Lighting in the dining room isn’t great so this pic from the basement will have to do.

The cabinet’s design was particularly challenging due to the mixture of styles I wanted to include. The overall structure is based on Mission style furniture, and the cabinet doors are inspired by the wooden screens that Frank Lloyd Wright included in many of his designs (which were in turn inspired by Japanese architecture). Other aspects of the cabinet – such as the frosted glass and the drawer fronts – are decidedly more contemporary. All the while, I wanted to make sure to show off the gorgeous figure and color of this Central Virginia black walnut (courtesy of Woods to Goods) that I have the privilege of working with.

Needless to say, I’m very happy with how everything came together in the end!

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#1 posted 01-14-2022 03:33 PM

Looks fine would look a lot better if the picture was right side up. Do like the design.

-- Ron

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#2 posted 01-14-2022 04:43 PM

-- Darrel

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#3 posted 01-14-2022 04:43 PM

Nice project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 01-14-2022 04:49 PM

that is downright amazing, nice work.

Don’t feel like it has to be a staggering project to post on here either, it’s just good to see projects that people do to get ideas for the next one!

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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#5 posted 01-14-2022 04:54 PM

Thanks, Darrel. Didn’t know that the website automatically displays photos horizontally, will remember to crop next time I post.

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#6 posted 01-14-2022 06:10 PM

Very nice. The FLW and Mission styles go together quite well.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 01-14-2022 08:23 PM

nice – the door detail is really nice

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#8 posted 01-15-2022 12:00 AM

beautiful,love walnut.i like the door design.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#9 posted 01-15-2022 02:06 AM


-- Ryan/// I like chips...and sawdust...but mostly chips...with vinegar

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#10 posted 01-15-2022 02:51 PM

This is especially nice work. We always learn new things when we take on a project like yours. Future generations will also appreciate your work. Thumbs UP!

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#11 posted 01-15-2022 02:58 PM

This is fantastic. Well done and thanks for sharing!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#12 posted 01-16-2022 03:15 AM

That walnut is beautiful and you did a great job showcasing it with your design. A definite wow-factor piece.

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#13 posted 01-22-2022 01:24 PM

A good looking piece. Love the doors.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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