My latest project

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Project by Paul Lajoie posted 01-31-2011 02:56 AM 2551 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished my latest project and wanted to share with everyone, It is a “a & C Style Sideboard” of my own design, since I couldn’t find plans with all the details that I wanted. So I drew some up using sketchup and added details that I wanted. I guess I should say thanks to DaveR now for all the help he gave me while I was drawing them, I know he left this forum but just in case he still lurks now and then, thanks Dave. Overall dimensions are 60”W x 47” T x 18 1/4” D. Finish is Minwax ProvinsaL, with 3 coats of tung oil, and then a good coat of furniture wax hand buffed out. Wood is QSWO and Oak plywood. Doors have 1/2 morticed locks on each, there are 11 “dutchmen on the top and 4 on each door and side panels, the tiles in the backsplash I got from a link “Timbo” posted on one of his projects, so thanks to Tim as well. Any questions or comments are welcome.If you want to see more of this project in progress go to this link, send me a friend request while your at it, and I’ll accept it.


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#1 posted 01-31-2011 04:34 AM

Looks great Paul! BTW, your FB link does not work.

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 06:05 AM

That is the nicest piece I have seen on here in awhile. It’s just beautiful. As you can see by my user name I love Oak, especially QSO. Thanks for the post. I was curious to know where you got the tiles for the back splash.

-- It's not the breaths U take but the moments that take your breath away !!

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 06:37 AM

Excellent job. The flecking in that oak is fantastic!

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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#4 posted 01-31-2011 06:43 AM

Nice work on the cabinet! I love the QS Oak…Are you sure you did not complete this years ago.. I thought I saw Reagan on TV giving his State of the Union address??!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#5 posted 01-31-2011 07:32 AM

You killed it dude!

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#6 posted 01-31-2011 08:47 AM

Very nice design. I like the idea of a side board for a tv console. Great JOB!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#7 posted 01-31-2011 03:03 PM

Very creative. Nice finish.

-- MW |

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#8 posted 02-01-2011 02:40 AM

Hi everyone and thanks for all the comments. I really enjoyed making this project, it is my 7th A & C piece and won’t be my last. A lot of the details I added help tie it to all the other pieces we have. The two end copper tiles are a pine cone and branch much like our table lamp which was my first piece, the spindles and center slat match our ottoman, mission sofa, and bowed arm chair.
Ben try this link:

Oakfan, great username, the tiles I got from here:

Dorran it is some of the best I’ve had the pleasure to work.My wife and I took our time picking out each board.

Alongiron, I thought some people wouldn’t believe me with Reagan’s picture in the background, I was watching a Rough Cut with Tommy Mac marathon when we brought it up stairs and that must have been a commercial in between.

Rogue, I’m assuming that is a compliment, so thanks.

rcs47 I am using it as a entertainment now but I will be making the drawers so the next owner( my son has laid claim to awhile ago) it can be used as Stickley had intended.

missionworks thanks the finish really helped bring out the grain and color. Now I must compliment your work, I checked your web site and really admire your work. Especially the hanging wall rack, did you turn that burl bowl? What type wood is it? Turning is also one of my wood working interests.


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