Starting the next project: Wine Sideboard

A quick look at the next project: A Wine Sideboard.

Wine Sideboard 2

Wine Sideboard Rendered Design

The design specifications from the client included the desire to match as precisely as possible the existing dining room furniture, including the species, finish, trim details and style.  In this case, the client also specified the approximate size and bottle capacity.  This design matches the traditional ‘cabinetry’ style of face-framed case construction with baseboard trim details, and partial overlay drawers.  To make this piece a little unique, I’ll try and include some fine dovetailing when I hand-cut the half-blinds with the traditional drawer construction. The rendering below shows walnut knobs, but we’ll more likely go with antique brass knobs to echo the existing hutch hardware.

I’m looking forward to this build, and I started today by starting to flatten the rough stock and roughing out the pile of stock in the background:

Flattening Oak

Scrubbing the Oak


This is gonna be fun.

About Nick

Nick Roulleau is founder, craftsman, designer, joiner, finisher, floor-sweep and all of the other roles at Mansfield Fine Furniture. A woodworker for more than a decade, Nick started the company with the goal of filling the need for heirloom-quality furniture hand-made from premium woods. Every piece is designed to suit the customer's needs and desires, hand-picking each piece of wood, and built one piece at a time, using both modern and centuries-old traditional methods to yield furniture to last for generations.