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Walnut and Sycamore Sideboard

In Walnut Sideboard on January 9, 2011 at 8:06 pm

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From the beginning of this project  the emphasis on Craftsmanship and the honesty in its construction through exposed  joints and use of grain direction was at the fore front of its design.

Fine craft,luxury goods,bespoke,handmade,Designer makerWith tapering legs and through wedged tenons  giving weight and solidity, countered by the use of grain direction on it drawers  and under arching  chamfer on its top. All accentuate the Japanese Temple feel to the piece.

 

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The center drawer laid out for silverware with sycamore and dark navy baize placements.

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The scooped  division between the drawers allows a passing glimpse of the through dovetails, which leads down to the sculpted tapering handles.

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Finishing

In Bespoke, Walnut Sideboard on January 7, 2011 at 12:08 am

Every surface, panel, door and leg was sanded through the grits to 180g  during the making of the sideboard. Now I sanded again starting at 180g working up to 320g.

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Every thing was given one coat of Osmo polyx oil 3032 and left  for 10 minutes, so the oil penetrates  into the  walnut, then any surplus oil was wiped off .

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Twenty four hours later, I rubbed down every surface again; this time with 400g paper and applied a second coat of oil.

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This process was repeated using 0000o fine steel wool, in between the coats of Osmo, until four coats of oil was applied to all surfaces and five to the top.

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After the oiling was complete, it was left for five days in the finishing room.

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The final job, was to polish every screw head on the back panel, before taking the sideboard to the photographer. And then wrap it for delivery.

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The Final Stages

In Bespoke, Handmade, Walnut Sideboard on January 6, 2011 at 7:43 pm

The walnut top, which was jointed  and left to settle for more than a month, was sanded and cut to size.

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The curves which gives the top its ‘Lift’ were marked on and the excess  material was removed with a number of spokeshaves and a hand plane. A small pencil round detail was added, with a small block plane, to take the sharpness of the corners.

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Yours truly fitting the doors and discussing the handle details with a friend I trained with.

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Here I added a little angle cut detail, to the door handles, small details like this really add to the piece.

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Fully assembled!

 

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