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Project by flossy posted 12-08-2011 02:35 AM 3232 views 17 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The plans for this sideboard came from Popular Woodworking. It’s made from quartersawn white oak and features a finish (complements of the missus) that makes the piece an instant classic in our dining room.


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#1 posted 12-08-2011 02:44 AM

That is a very nice piece. Well done, for sure, by you both.

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#2 posted 12-08-2011 02:51 AM

Very nice craftsmanship and the color is great. The dinning table and chairs are next. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 12-08-2011 02:58 AM

Thanks, Shane and Tim. Actually, the table designed and, with Thanksgiving having just passed, the ruling is—next year we celebrate on the new table. I doubt I’ll get all of the chairs knocked out, too, but hopefully I can get at least a couple completed.


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#4 posted 12-08-2011 03:11 AM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 12-08-2011 03:52 AM

Great workmanship! Thanks for sharing.


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#6 posted 12-08-2011 04:17 AM

Great build. Looks perfect.

-- 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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#7 posted 12-08-2011 01:15 PM

Very, very nice!
I bet once you start on the chairs you’ll bang out a whole set in no time.


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#8 posted 12-08-2011 02:07 PM

I love it. Wonderful lumber and finish. WOW!

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#9 posted 12-08-2011 03:14 PM

Excellent work. I absolutely love it! This has been on my to-do list for some time. In what issue of popwood did you find the plans?

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#10 posted 12-08-2011 03:16 PM

Killer work! Thatis beautiful.

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#11 posted 12-08-2011 05:44 PM

What was the finish you used on this piece, it looks gourgous….

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#12 posted 12-08-2011 07:21 PM

Drop-dead gorgeous!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 12-08-2011 07:23 PM

This is one beautiful piece of furniture. Congratulations.


-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 12-08-2011 07:33 PM

Thanks for the kind words, all. It is a piece I’m quite proud of.

For the finish, she used Jeff Jewitt’s Mission Oak Finish, as detailed in this .PDF. The only variation is that she used dark garnet shellac in steps two and four.

I’ll have to look up the Popular Woodworking issue number, but will post it here later.


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#15 posted 10-12-2012 05:18 PM

You did an amazing job on this. Congratulations!

I’m about to attempt to make a Stickley Sideboard (#711) and I’m struggling to figure out how those top drawer divider walls are attached. Did you dado them into the underside of the top? Or is the top edge of them just left unanchored?

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