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This is an Arts & Crafts style cabinet made of solid wood.

The overall size of this project is 48” wide, 38 ½” tall and 13” deep. It has 5 drawers and 2 doors.

The primary wood is cherry. The door panels are tiger maple.  Any hardwood can be used for this project.

Through mortise and tenon joints are used to hold the case together and add a decorative element. Drawers are constructed using both half-blind and through dovetail joints. The doors are frame and panel construction.

The following steps provide an overview of the construction. The detailed process is pictorially documented in the attached PDF file.
 
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Step 1: Project Overview

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Sideboard Overview:
This project requires basic woodworking skills and access to woodworking machines. Woodworking machines have sharp cutting edges and are NOT forgiving. You should be properly trained  in the use of these machines. Ensure that you wear safety glasses and  hearing protection, use push sticks, hold-downs , clamps  and a cutting sled to cut the project parts safely.

This is a solid wood cabinet. The only plywood used is for the back and drawer bottoms.

The overall size of this project is 48” wide, 38 ½” tall and 13” deep. It has 5 drawers and 2 doors.

The primary wood is cherry. The door panels are tiger maple.  Any hardwood can be used for this project.

Through mortise and tenon joints are used to hold the case together and add a decorative element. Drawers are constructed using both half-blind and through dovetail joints. The doors are frame and panel construction.

On a scale of 1-10, 10 being very difficult, this project  is a “7”.

Materials Needed:
Approximately  48 board feet of  rough sawn 1” thick cherry hardwood. (dividers, drawer fronts, backsplash and stretchers).
Approximate 8 board feet of rough sawn 1 ¼” cherry hardwood (cabinet sides).
1 @ 4’ x 8’ x ¼” cherry plywood (drawer bottoms and cabinet back)
Approximately 13 board feet of ¾” maple (drawer sides)
Approximately 6 board feet of  1” rough sawn poplar (web frames)
Figured hardwood for door panels (2 @ 12” x 22”)
150 and 180 grit sandpaper and 0000 steel wool.
Glue (Titebond III)
Bees wax and mineral oil

Tools & Equipment Needed:
Table saw with a cross cut sled
Band saw
Hand held jig saw
8” jointer
Biscuit joiner
Planner or  flat bed drum sander
Router (hand held and router  table)
Block plane
Bar or pipe clamps
Badger681 year ago
This is a fantastic project, I love wood and I love this design! Good job!
PaganRaven2 years ago
I LOVE this! So simply gorgeous! I'm a do-it-yourself kind of person but my knowledge of woodworking is strictly on repurposing pallets into raised garden beds. So unless I come across a miracle..something like this is just out of my grasp! lol Beautiful piece!
flyingpuppy2 years ago
GORgeous. I'm drooling.
sleepydog2 years ago
Just beautiful! What a wonderful piece to have in your house. It would make me proud. Thanks for sharing and putting all the work involved into the plans to help others.
sleepydog2 years ago
Just beautiful! What a wonderful piece to have in your house. It would make me proud. Thanks for sharing and putting all the work involved into the plans to help others.
blkhawk2 years ago
Beautiful piece! Great instructable!
Kiteman2 years ago
That's a lovely piece - I have an urge to caress it.
williewolf (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
I appreciate your comment.

I have a question.

In writing the instructable, I tried to provide all the construction details so someone could actually build the project if they wanted to.

The folks at Instructables request that I follow their step-by-step format. For me, it was easier to use Powerpoint to organize my thoughts and create a step-by-step process and then save it as a PDF.

I used their format to document a couple of the major steps, but did not provide detailed construction notes.

Does providing you a PDF that details the construction process impact your interest in the project?

Thanks
Willie

My best answer is "it depends".

If I download this project, then I will lose the PDFs, but if I were a non-pro user, unable to download projects, then having those PDFs is a plus.

Since you had already generated the content of the PDF files, and, presumably, have all those images on file, it is a reasonably straight-forward task to copy-paste the text into step-by-step steps, and then upload the images to the right pages.

Noting that your PDF has fifty steps, that is a very large number compared to most projects, and may put off the more casual browser. However, somebody that would actually plan to make such a piece would also not be put off by a lot of steps.

All of which is a long-winded way of recommending a compromise...

Attach your PDFs for the ease of use of non-pro members, but also copy-paste the contents into "normal" steps, allowing pro members to download the whole thing in one piece, and also allowing users of the mobile site to see all your work at once.

For future projects, you could always write the text here, use this site to generate your PDFs, and then make the PDFs available elsewhere.