Nakashima / Krenov Nightstand #1: Intro

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Blog entry by Matthew posted 10-31-2014 09:17 PM 2078 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Ok Jocks, this blog series will cover a nightstand I am building based on a Krenov display cabinet (for the inside) and Nkashima’s “Rose's Night Stand”. The design is mostly in my head, so I dont have any formal drawings or a sketchup file, but the overall dimensions will be 14”D x 16”W x 27”H. Here is a picture of the inspiration..

And the inside of the Nightstand will have a shelf and 3 drawers. The case will be made with mitered edge dovetails, and will have some stopped dadoes and piston fit drawers.

The cabinet will be mostly Sapele wood, with walnut used for the drawer fronts and door panel.

For me, there are a lot of firsts in this project, so I thought I’d take some pictures, and blog about it. Before we start, here’s a list of all the stuff new to me:

1. Mitered edge dovetails
2. First Case construction
3. first drawer build
4. half-blind dovetails
5. piston fit drawers
6. frame and panel door
7. inset door
8. offset knife hinge install

This is definitely the most challenging project I’ve tackled to date, and it was definitely meant to be challenging.

Part 2 will be comprised of the case construction, specifically the mitered edge dovetails.

thanks for looking.

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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