Build a Serpentine Sideboard, Part 2
Traditional interior is redesigned for longer life, smoother action, and an easier build
Synopsis: The finicky joints, painstaking inlay, and multi-step door construction are behind you. In Part Two of this Federal sideboard project, you’ll learn how to finish the serpentine pieces, build the interior, assemble the piece, and add the finishing touches.
Tall buildings seem to take forever to rise above ground level, and then shoot up to their finished height almost overnight. Likewise, the four legs, four rails, and two door blanks you’ve completed on this project (see “Build a Serpentine Sideboard, Part 1,” in FWW #222) may not seem like much progress after all the hours you’ve invested, but believe me, you are well over halfway there. The finicky joints, painstaking inlay, and multi-step door construction are behind you. What lies ahead are the fun parts: finishing off the serpentine pieces, building the straightforward interior, and final assembly.
Antique sideboards had little allowance for wood movement; consequently sides cracked…