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Ben\'s Nightstand

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Project by BamaCummins posted 11-29-2008 02:00 PM 1554 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another and last edition to Ben’s Bedroom Suit. Completed, except for installing a ceiling fan. Well, I might have to build him a desk one day.

You may have noticed since the bed pictures that the room has been painted now suitable for a young lad. My boy is growing up.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.





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woodworm

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#1 posted 11-29-2008 03:00 PM

Very nice piece and it matches the bed.

Great work !

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 11-29-2008 03:58 PM

All in all, I’d say it’s a first-rate bedroom!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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arw01

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#3 posted 11-29-2008 06:25 PM

Looks good, I am assuming it’s cherry?

Are the end panels just three boards, and one has been left thicker than the other for the raised effect inside the cabinet? It does not appear from the photo that the system is a dual panel arrangement.

-- No good deed goes unpunished!

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BamaCummins

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#4 posted 11-29-2008 08:27 PM

No, the wood is northern red oak. There is a board in the middle with dados to receive the oak plywood panel sides. This design varied somewhat from the bed and chest which is just a single piece of plywood floating in the boundary boards with strips of oak to mimic the shaker or stick look.

Thanks for the compliments, it was fun to build and hopefully will enjoy for years to come.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#5 posted 11-29-2008 09:05 PM

that’s a great looking nightstand, nice work.

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#6 posted 11-30-2008 08:19 AM

WOW , That’s a nice stand….right down to the hardware : ) Is this an original or did you purchase plans somewhere ? The finish looks great from here. Added to my favorites !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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BamaCummins

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#7 posted 11-30-2008 12:41 PM

Thanks, this was a plan from Wood Magazine that I modified some. Finish is Watco Danish Oil (dark walnut) with some wipe on poly. Relatively easy to build and the hardware was ordered at Home Depot (much cheaper than anything online < $2 each). If I can remember, I’ll post again with the issue month.

-- "I don't know, we haven't played Alabama yet." -- Vince Lombardi after being asked what it felt like to be the greatest football team in the world just after winning the '66 Super Bowl.

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#8 posted 12-05-2008 12:56 AM

Thats a nice nightstand.

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amir

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#9 posted 12-08-2008 08:25 PM

Very nice nightstand, where i could find the plans, thaks

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#10 posted 02-23-2009 09:18 PM

Thanks for the feedback …She’s a beauty : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Tom

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#11 posted 05-19-2010 05:01 PM

Love it!!

-- Tom

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