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Big Al09/07/2011 15:52:24
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I have finished my sideboard at long last.
One of the delays was due to my design of the doors and drawer fronts. I decided early on that I wanted the doors and drawer fronts to sit on top of the face frame, but I didn''t want them to look too chunky so I rebated them. Because of the rebated doors I needed some 3/8" inset hinges, which I bought from Rockler in the united states. I did try searching for the hinges in the UK using google, but they would have cost me somewhere around £30 a pair. I bought 8 pairs, including postage for £32. So it was worth the 2 1/2 week wait.
I am really proud of this sideboard, and I hope you all like it.
big ian09/07/2011 16:37:00
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looks great al. is it for yourself or have you made it to sell?. this is the first time in a long time ive been on here and i log on and find this in the latest posts. the standard has been set now well done
Big Al09/07/2011 17:15:51
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Hi Ian, thanks for the kind remark, it's for myself.
It has been a real labour of love making this sideboard.
sad sam09/07/2011 17:30:17
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well done al i like it a lot
paul johnson 209/07/2011 19:34:42
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Wow Al, first class workmanship and proud you should be well done.
Wolfie09/07/2011 20:22:57
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well done Al, a lovely job. Really unusual design. congratulations you should be very proud of yourself.
cheers Ian
Simon Reeves11/07/2011 12:44:46
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Superb job Al, great workmanship, and a piece to be proud of without a doubt. Not something you would undertake on a whim either! If I had just made it, the first thing my wife would say would be "where's the matching one?"

BillW11/07/2011 17:34:27
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Fantastic Al, you have every right to be proud, art meets craftsmanship, brilliant.
I like your you account of sourcing the hinges.
So when are you starting on the matching table and chairs

Eric Harvey 111/07/2011 18:04:46
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Absolutely brilliant Al,worth all the time and effort you put into it.
Big Al11/07/2011 18:49:08
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Thanks for all your comments guy's.
Bill, I wont be making a matching table and chairs but I have been instructed to make a new entertainment unit, but this will probably be made late next year. I have to get the design sorted first.
Julian12/07/2011 16:11:02
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I take my hat off to you Al, It looks really good. - Julian
Alan T.13/07/2011 11:57:39
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Hello Al, Add my congratulations to the rest. I can only echo what has already been said.
Super job. Well done. Alan T.
small shed13/07/2011 16:08:41
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Just to add what everybody else has said fantastic. I am new to woodworking and that is a WOW !
How on earth did you make it any photos in the stages.
What wood is it.
small shed
Big Al13/07/2011 21:10:57
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Hi small shed, the timber used was american black walnut, which is a real delight to work with. There are a few photo's of WIP, but none that show any real detail. Sorry, didn't think to take any as I got lost in my own little world whilst making the sideboard.
Many thanks for all the kind comments.
Mailee13/07/2011 22:36:14
1048 forum posts
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that is a very nice piece Al. I'll bet it is a talking point for your guests. I love the look of ABW but have never used it on any projects, love to try it though.

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