Black Limba Sideboard
Woodworker: Russell GaleGale, 27, built this sideboard because he wanted to make a large, veneered case piece with doors and drawers, plus he wanted to work out the miter detail where the legs join the lower rails. He used black limba veneer because the vertical striping helps to make the piece (17-in. deep by 52-in. wide by 34-in. tall) appear less wide. Other materials are Japanese ash, sassafras, and plywood. The brass drop pulls were made by Bob Sanderson of Wood Joint Studios in Fort Bragg, Calif. The finish is shellac. To see more, go to russellgale.com.