Walnut Sideboard – Finished

Walnut Sideboard - Finished

From the beginning of this project the emphasis on craftsmanship and honesty in its construction through exposed joints and use of grain direction was at the forefront of the design of this walnut sideboard.

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Walnut Sideboard – Finishing

Walnut Sideboard - Finishing

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. Everything was given one coat of Osmo polyx oil 3032 and left for 10 minutes, […]

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Walnut Sideboard – Final Stages

Walnut Sideboard - Final Stages

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

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Walnut Sideboard – Cutting Dovetails

Walnut Sideboard - Cutting Dovetails

Before marking and cutting the through dovetails I prepped the inside surfaces of my drawer fronts, sides and backs. I then marked and numbered them clearly and laid out all the marking and cutting tools needed for the job.

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Walnut Sideboard – Handmade Hinges

Walnut Sideboard - Handmade Hinges

Due to the unique design of the door handles, it was necessary to make two pairs of brass pivot hinges for the centre doors as they could not be bought of the shelf at the Ironmongers. I worked out the pivot points and clearances needed by drawing the hinges in CAD before starting to make them.

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Aidan McEvoy Fine Furniture
Willey Park Farm
Alton Road

Farnham, Surrey
GU10 5ER