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I have just finished the Craftsman styled sideboard for my wife Karen. This started out with plans from a book from Robert Lang entitled “More Shop Drawings of Craftsman Furniture”. The sideboard basic measurements are from the #800 Sideboard by Gustav Stickley.The main wood is Quarter Sawn White Oak. I altered the sideboard a fair amount. I changed the sides to reflect more of the Arts and Crafts look. The drawers are also much different on my version. The original Stickley had one very large drawer along the bottom. I did not care for that look so I made the three with ascending steps for the other drawers much like a Tansu cabinet.
The side panel ply is made of European oak. With the quarter sawn white oak making up the dividers and the post and frame. I made my own ply using my vacuum bag and UniBond 800. (A word here about the vacuum bag. I have had one for many years that used the compressed air from my compressor to run a venturi vacuum. This actually worked well, but it tied up my compressor for the day. I purchased a electronic pump version from “Joe Woodworker”. This system is fantastic! I have another marquetry project that hopefully will be completed in a week or so. ) On the front of the sideboard, I made cloud lifts that match the other A&C furniture in the room.
All drawers a hand cut.
If you would like to see construction details, visit my blog @ woodheaven.blogspot.com
Hope that you enjoy.
Hand cut dovetails
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