Mission Style Sideboard

This information has been reprinted from a 1912 Popular Mechanics publication titled "Mission Furniture And How To Make It".

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The sideboard is a piece designed to go with the armchair and side chair with similar paneling design. Like these chairs the sideboard should be made of hard wood and should be similarly finished. The drawer pulls, if not made of wood, should be of such metal and design as to harmonize with the mission style. Wrought-iron effects in plain outlines are appropriate.

Drawer sides, bottoms and backs may be made of some soft wood, such as yellow poplar. The small top drawer may be lined with ooze leather for holding silverware.

Obtain the following stock:

  • 2 posts, 2 by 2 by 50 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 posts, 2 by 2 by 39 in., S-4-S.
  • 1 top, 1 by 23 by 58 in., S-2-S.
  • 2 plate rails, 1/2 by 2 by 58 in., S-4-S.
  • 1 plate rail, 1/2 by 1-1/2 by 58 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 rails, 7/8 by 2 by 21 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 rails, 7/8 by 2-1/2 by 21 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 rails, 7/8 by 3 by 21 in., S-4-S.
  • 4 slats, 3/8 by 1-1/2 by 10-1/2 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 slats, 3/8 by 3-1/2 by 10-1/2 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 panels, 3/8 by 18-3/4 by 10 in., S-2-S.
  • 1 back rail, 7/8 by 2 by 54 in., S-4-S.
  • 1 back rail, 7/8 by 3-1/8 by 54 in., S-4-S.
  • 1 back rail, 7/8 by 3 by 54 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 back stiles, 7/8 by 1-3/4 by 11 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 back stiles, 7/8 by 2-1/2 by 11 in., S-4-S.
  • 1 back panel, 3/8 by 10 by 24-1/2 in., S-2-S.
  • 1 back panel, 3/8 by 11-1/2 by 53 in., S-2-S.
  • 2 back panels, 3/8 by 11 by 11 in., S-2-S.
  • 1 drawer front, 3/4 by 3 by 24-1/2 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 drawer fronts, 3/4 by 4 by 24-1/2 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 drawer fronts, 3/4 by 6 by 52-1/2 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 drawer ends, 1/2 by 3 by 20 in., S-4-S, poplar.
  • 4 drawer ends, 1/2 by 4 by 20 in., S-4-S, poplar.
  • 4 drawer ends, 5/8 by 6 by 20 in., S-4-S, poplar.
  • 3 drawer backs, 3/8 by 4 by 24 in., S-2-S, poplar.
  • 2 drawer backs, 3/8 by 6 by 52 in., S-2-S, poplar.
  • 3 drawer bottoms, 3/8 by 20 by 24 in., S-2-S, poplar.
  • 2 drawer bottoms, 3/8 by 20 by 52 in., S-2-S, poplar.
  • 2 drawer supports, 3/4 by 2-1/2 by 24-1/2 in., S-4-S.
  • 4 drawer supports, 3/4 by 2-1/2 by 54 in., S-4-S.
  • 10 drawer slides, 3/4 by 2 by 22 in., S-4-S.
  • 2 middle verticals, 3/4 by 22 by 13 in., S-2-S.
  • Drawer guides can be made from scrap stock.

A detailed description is hardly necessary for such a piece of work as this. Anyone capable of building it, will know the order of the different operations that are required in its construction.

It may be said that the two back panels at either side of the small drawers may be filled with beveled plate glass instead of wood if one so choose.

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