I glued up the drawer tonight and since I cut the back a little short, I decided to use miller dowels on the rear of the drawer with a little glue….This will be plenty strong….
Here is the nightstand with a couple coats of Solar Lux on it…..India Ink would be best, but this stuff is cheaper.
It looks a little grey here, but when you finish it, the color darkens up.
Here is the drawer with Solar Lux (3 coats) and one coat of Waterlox. A little cleanup is left on the maple.
Here is the carcase with 2 coats of Solar Lux and 1 coat of Waterlox. I will add one more coat of Waterlox original tomorrow night, and follow that with 2 coats of a 75/25 mixture of Waterlox original and Waterlox Satin to knock the sheen down just a bit. The drawer innards will get a couple coats of plain shellac.
More dovetail shots
I glued up 3 planks of Sapele for the top
Remaining will be to buy some more ash for the removable lower shelf and ebonize it, sand, shellac, and mount the Sapele top, and complete the finishing schedule on the drawer and carcase.
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