|Project by Eric||posted 07-25-2014 02:20 PM||1518 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This is a nightstand for my wife. She’s been waiting a while for this one! Lost story short we moved and soon had a water leak in the basement. That’s now over and I have my first project complete for a while to post here.
The nightstand is made of my favorite wood, maple. The first photo shows the true color best. The other’s appear orange. I first hit it with a coat of transtint vintage maple dye, then a coat of verathane red chestnut stain, followed by watco gloss lacquer. She wanted the bright sheen look.
The most time-consuming part was building the drawer fronts. The mitered corners were a pain. No surprise there. I had to pause the project and build a reliable miter sled… thanks Steve Ramsey (WWMM). I got to use the miter sled again for the molding trim around the top. Its a nice little jig to have ready to go.
Now its time to build a stand for my side of the bed. Trying to choose if I want to get the lumber at the big box store…thinkness planed and ready to go or head back to the sawyer in which I will have to thinkness plane nearly all the lumber down to 3/4. Where do you purchase your lumber?