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Project by Lou posted 05-02-2007 05:43 AM 1821 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the finished nightstand product. it took me a long time to get this on here, ive been real busy lately. this is made from knotty alder, and i finished it with two coats of sanding sealer, scuff sanding between coats, and one top coat of laquer. I really like the look of this finish on knotty alder, so i do most all my alder projects with it. this was a very fun project, and i learned alot from it. The hinges are european made by blum and can adjust in any direction. they are used for inset doors to even out the gaps. Inside the cabinet is an adjustable shelve. It works very well for my woodworking catalogs. I have some more shelves coming and should be on within two weeks (hopefully sooner). Thanks!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (lucius-hill@comcast.net)





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PanamaJack

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#1 posted 05-02-2007 05:49 AM

This is a great nightstand. With those hinges you installed this will last a very long time.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#2 posted 05-02-2007 06:35 AM

Very nice I love the alder.

-- Billp

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#3 posted 05-02-2007 02:30 PM

Great looking project!

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

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#4 posted 05-02-2007 02:53 PM

Louis,

Well done and looking great. Love the color of the wood.

have a good day,

pierre

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oscorner

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#5 posted 05-02-2007 04:27 PM

There sure are a lot of knots in knotty alder. Looks great.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Chip

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#6 posted 05-02-2007 04:31 PM

Beautiful job Louis. The knots really give the piece a lot of character. Thanks for sharing.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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David

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#7 posted 05-04-2007 04:52 PM

Lois -

Very nice! I like the choice of alder – absolutely beautiful.

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#8 posted 05-25-2007 04:34 AM

Louis, nice work. I like the looks of the knotty alder as well. You are on your way to building great furniture.

I’ll let you in on a secret of the lacquer and sanding sealer. I use Sherwin Williams T77 F37 and T77 F38, they are satin and flat sheens. They are considered self sealing and I do not need to use the sealer. This keeps me from having to buy extra products. You also save time and labor because you don’t have to clean the sprayer out for using one more different product.

Lacquer burns into the previous coats and therefore you do not have to scuff sand for adhesion as in polyurethanes. You may do a light sand after the first coat because that is the initial coat that captures all the dust that may not have been cleaned off. Then you don’t have to sand until right before the last coat. The only time sanding is needed is to get grit or contaminates off the surface. This cuts down on sanding time especially for bigger work loads.

One of the great joys of lacquers is the dry time. They dry so fast that they cut down the possibility of contaminates in the wet finish. That means you do not need to have a sterile room to shoot finish in. You just don’t want anybody sweeping the floor at the same time.

People comment on my finishing constantly. My finishes are like silk and do not have a high build plastic look to them either.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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Brad_Nailor

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#9 posted 10-11-2007 03:12 AM

That is one nice nightstand. I love the wood…...I’ll have to use it sometime!
@ Todd – thanks for the finishing tips..I was always sanding between my coats of laquer…I knew it burns into itself but I thought you had to sand it anyways..that will save time, I love lacquer I use it on almost all my projects! I am a big fan of Deft, but I will have to give the Sherwin Williams a go…I like their paint..

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