|Project by JD13||posted 08-05-2014 01:26 AM||1541 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
Wife needed a new nightstand, so this was my first woodworking project since high school shop. Made it to her height specs, she asked for a cubby, and made the 3 drawers smaller to larger according to some golden design rules I found online. I decided on a concrete top to play around with it. I wanted smooth, sharp, and glassy, but I ground it too much and it got pebbly, but she likes the raw look. One surprise is the pill container. She always kept some antacid and such on the old stand, so I embedded a tin pill cup right where her hand goes so she can find it in the middle of the night. Plywood carcass, trimmed in red oak, drawers solid red oak with through dovetails, stained with General Finishes Expresso. Hand applied GF varnish with lint-free cotton rags. Making a dresser for my son next in same fashion. If it’s like this thing, it’ll be bomb-proof, but weigh a ton.
-- JD from Elk Grove