Ash Nightstand

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Blog series by TheCaver updated 03-16-2008 01:55 AM 4 parts 6113 reads 19 comments total

Part 1: Midway Construction

02-26-2008 04:41 AM by TheCaver | 5 comments »

So I am starting this entry late in the process as a couple of people wanted to follow the progress. This nightstand is being built as a prototype for the 2 finals which will be built from Walnut and walnut crotch veneer. I had a spare 8/4 ash board that I got real cheap as it had ash borer tracks in it (the borers tracks are invasive to the wood however they don’t seem to weaken it or leave holes as you might thing, they just leave s-shaped tracks in it, at least in my case with thi...

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Part 2: Finishing and Top Glueup

02-27-2008 05:12 AM by TheCaver | 6 comments »

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 ...

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Part 3: Small addition

02-29-2008 05:39 AM by TheCaver | 3 comments »

Not a full blown entry, more of a followup to part 2 but here is the night stand with 3 coats of waterlox original and 1 coat of a 75/25 mix waterlox satin/original. I knocked off the nibs after the first 3 coats with 0000 steel wool….. I’ve also included a pic of the Solar Lux for Chico. One word of warning though. If you really want a true black piece with no thin spots etc and have a few (?!) extra bucks, use Speedball india ink for this treatment. I only used the Solar Lux ...

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Part 4: Completed Nightstand

03-16-2008 01:55 AM by TheCaver | 5 comments »

Well, before I could add the lower shelf, my wife decided that it would be used as a child’s desk instead. Oh well, it was a prototype anyway…. Here are a couple so so pics…. JC Not crazy about the way the black pics up the flash….it doesnt look like that in person….and this pic was before the drawer hardware was added…. Anyway, it was a fairly easy build….if anyone has a question about something, please feel free….now onto a...

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