The third in a series on how to build a sideboard, this article focuses on details that make your furniture stand out. Gary Rogowski explains how to make the top, back rail, drawer pulls and door handles, and the inlay across the front. The top has breadboard ends so it stays flat but allows seasonal movement. A detailed project plan shows how the top and back rail fit onto the piece, and a side series of photos show how the top is pinned and plugged to the piece. Rogowski designed the handles after the piece was completed; another side explanation shows their dimensions and explains how to attach them. The inlay design was inspired by ginkgo leaves; Rogowski describes how he captured their movement to begin carving them. The recess was routed and refined with carving tools.

From Fine Woodworking #127