OK, ok, I’ve been off the grid for a while. When last we left I had just finished the King Size bed for the new bedroom and that’s all that was in the room. I’ve now added two matching night stands:
I knew I wanted a design that looked like an extension of the bed, I also wanted something with a little color to match the wall paper boarder and still fit in the missions, arts & crafts feel. I saw these tiles online and ordered eight of them (4 yellow, 4 green):
I designed the stands to be a combination of mortis and tenon & pocket screw. In hind sight I should have done it all in mortis and tenon. I have no problem with pocket screw joinery, but everything to this point had been M&T and it would have been nice to continue it. But you can’t see any of the pockets so only I (and all of you reading this) know. Parts is parts:
Here is the first pass on the night stand assembled:
I had designed it in SketchUp and was happy with the design, but after looking at the completed build, I decided to add a lower shelf. I just felt it looked incomplete. The 4 tiles were inlayed into the recessed top.
They ended up being perfectly flush:
I’m very happy with the end result. You can see the lower shelf addition in these pix. Hope you like them.
And one last:
We’ll see how long it takes for the next piece of the Master Bedroom…it just keeps going..and going..and going…
-- Dave Durham - California - see me at http://www.DaveDurham.com