William Heistand
William Heistand
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  • Cambria, CA

An Envisioned Walnut Sideboard


One hundred years ago, sideboards, buffets or credenzas were the traditional places to store the accessories and serve for dining and entertaining. They are a functional furniture that range from the modest to the very extravagant design.
Tasked with reproducing a sideboard in the Stickley style for use in a home library, I began with the necessary changes to proportion that would accommodate the intended space and purposed use. Reproduction hardware from the period, designed by C. R. Mackintosh, influenced the shaped walnut embellishment for the cabinet doors. The subtle combination of these choices has resulted in a comfortable conversation between the design elements. Now residing in a library environment, this sideboard is handsomely storing the accessories for study, serving up a glass of wine with a good book.
A walnut sideboard for the library
A walnut sideboard for the library
A shaped walnut door with C. R. Mackintosh hardware
A shaped walnut door with C. R. Mackintosh hardware
The recreated sideboard
The recreated sideboard
Stickley sideboard advertisement
Stickley sideboard advertisement
C. R. Mackintosh hardware
C. R. Mackintosh hardware
Original Leopold Stickley design c.1912, in quartersawn white oak
www.stickley.com
Original Leopold Stickley design c.1912, in quartersawn white oak www.stickley.com
Hardware placement detail - as the placement is established, the walnut overlay for the doors is designed
Hardware placement detail - as the placement is established, the walnut overlay for the doors is designed

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  • Kate
    on Aug 15, 2016

    Beautiful!

  • Debs
    on Aug 15, 2016

    You have done a mighty fine piece of work, the buffet is so beautiful..It would be a wonderful addition to any ones home!

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