Gary Rogowski

Building an Arts-and-Crafts Sideboard (Part i)

W hen 1 was asked to build a sideboard that had a Greene and Greene feel 10 _ ^ it, I decided to use an original piece as a springboard for mv own interpretation. But I wanted to do more than just copy something designed in the early IcXX)s by these famous brothers.

I tried to soak up as much visual information on the style as I could. I pored over designs of the Greene brothers and their contemporaries. Then I closed all the books and sat down at the drawing board. What I came up with is more contemporary and less ornate than the Greenes' work see the photo below . This sideboard, made of Honduras mahogany, had to work as a backdrop for my inlay work as well as have the overall grace of a Greene and Greene piece. I didn't want it to dominate a room.

It's mind-boggling how many pieces, joints and cuts are in this sideboard. The kev to successful completion of this project

Sideboard End Assembly

Detail: End Joinery

Construction of this sideboard begins *ith the two end assemblies, Lower side rail tenons are the same as the upper side rail tenons except that they re not haunched.

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Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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