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Pine Nightstand #3: Making the Top, final assembly, and starting the finish

145 days ago by mitchota | 2 comments »

After the drawer was finished, I put together the cleats for the drawer to run on and also the cleats to attach the top. I keep forgetting to cut a dado on my apron pieces so I can try to attach the top with little wood clips instead. I’ll have to try that next time I make a table. The top for my nightstand is made up a few pieces of pine edge glued together, just like my poplar nightstand. I actually saved the top pieces from my chest of drawers—I had messed up those drawer fronts pretty badly but I salvaged the better pieces and glued them up to make a panel. I used my router and a 1/4” spiral bit to cut my breadboard edges, and fitted them nice and easy. It onl...

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