Cherry Nightstand

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Project by Todd posted 72 days ago 466 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry nightstand I made for our bedroom. It is designed to match the style of our existing furniture.

I had many firsts in building this piece:

- First major cherry project
- Using a pattern and pattern bit to duplicate the skirt pattern from our original furniture
- The use of water-based dye stain rather than oil-based pigment stain
- Using HVLP sprayer for final coat application
- Using an airbrush for glazing effects

For more details see my construction blog:

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#1 posted 72 days ago

Looks good. I recently did nightstands with Transfast dyes as well (though on maple). What was your finishing schedule? Mine was water to raise grain, sand, dye, de-waxed shellac to seal, and a couple coats of GF high performance poly. I think I like your topcoat better.

Edit: Nevermind, went to blog and commented. Excellent work!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 72 days ago

Very nice job. Looks beautiful.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 72 days ago

Yes Sir, include me in saying, that night stand looks pretty good. You did a fine job. !!!

I have made a couple of these, there is a lot of time involved on these stands,,,,,but in typing this, the piece does not have to cover the whole side of a room, to be complicated. Small wooden pieces such as Jewelry boxes can also be an example.

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#4 posted 72 days ago

It’s a beautiful night stand and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 71 days ago

Have been following your build, you did an amazing job! Very beautiful, but now you know she will want one just like in on her side…
Outstanding craftsmanship

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#6 posted 71 days ago

Very nice! Did the original set include one nightstand? Can you post the side-by-side comparison?


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#7 posted 70 days ago

David, this one is hers. haha. I gotta make me one now.
Paul, we did not buy the nightstand for the original set and they are not available now. I should take a pic with the nightstand next to our Captain’s chest, which is where I copied the skirt and top from.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#8 posted 55 days ago

Nice work Todd. I really like the detail on the feet.

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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