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New Bedroom #5: Night Stands Finished

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Blog entry by Dave Durham posted 1618 days ago 1381 reads 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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



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Cher

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#1 posted 1618 days ago

Good work Dave, thanks for the photos. Am I correct in saying that you put the base and the mattress on the platform? I am currently making bedroom furniture, I havent started the bed yet. I have a queen size bed and a bit worried about the weight of the base, mattress and 2 medium sized people.

-- When you know better you do better.

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Dave Durham

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#2 posted 1618 days ago

Cher,
The mattress and box springs are supported by slats going across the sides. Everything is suspended off the ground. Only the 4 posts contact the floor. Yes, the bed is very heavy. I used LOTS of slats spanning the underside of the box springs. I’m single – so I guess that’s a little less weight in the bed :-)

-d

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at http://www.DaveDurham.com

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 1618 days ago

Hi Dave

Your end tables look great! I think the tiles add a very nice touch to the design. Excellent blog and build as always. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 1618 days ago

Nice work Dave

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 1618 days ago

Dave, it looks like you are having fun with outfitting your bedroom. These are nice looking end tables and I agree you made the right decision on adding the lower shelf. They would have looked good if you had gone with a solid wood top but the tiles add a nice detail to the appearance of the tables.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dave Durham

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#6 posted 1616 days ago

Thank you all.

Scott – Now I REALLY know what you meant earlier about me not wanting to ever see another mortis and or tenon again n’.

Tom – I’m working on those plans.

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at http://www.DaveDurham.com

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#7 posted 1614 days ago

Excellent pictures and a very nice start on furnishing your bedroom : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 1274 days ago

looks great….well done, as are all of your project….love the arts and crafts look…where did you get the tiles from…I’m looking for something like that for a project I’m about to do….

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Dave Durham

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#9 posted 1244 days ago

Hey Todd. S’ben a while. I had to hunt back but found the site where I got the tiles:

http://www.motawi.com/store/details.php?prodId=86&category=5&secondary=4&keywords=

They’re not cheap, but good stuff usually isn’t. They’ve got some nice stuff.
-d

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at http://www.DaveDurham.com

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Todd Thomas

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#10 posted 1244 days ago

Hey Dave thanks for the site…they do have some really nice tiles…I think i’m going to be getting some for the project I’m working on. thanks for the help

love your work….great job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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