I am going to blog this project and a few others in order to inspire myself to get motivated and finish.
When we bought our new bed, our old frame had to go. So I decided as any reasonable woodworker would, “I’ll make all new bedroom furniture.” (It seemed like a good idea at the time).
We only have one nightstand which stinks for the nightstandless person (not me this year). So I decided to make twin nightstands.
I picked the Harvey Ellis designed Stickley 110 Nightstand. I made a design change by adding a solid back instead of open back. These stands are interesting because they have two drawers for little things and a shelf for books.
This project offered me several challenges: Curved rails, dovetailed drawers, panel construction, wood drawer runners, and lots of resawing.
I worked steadily(weekends) on both for about three months but have had them in storage since. Here are the results so far
- glue and sand drawers
- fit drawers
- finish drawers and top
- add pulls
- secure top
Does anyone know a good source for mahogony pulls in a simple shaker style?
I am not ready to learn to turn.
-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne