Walnut night stand / bedside table

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 1914 days ago 5242 views 13 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the finally finished nightstand I’ve been making for my son. Took me long enough and missed his birthday by a month, but I’m pleased with the results. Family jobs always fall behind paying jobs. Here’s a link to the blog of the progress for some background. It’s all mortise and tenon and panel construction, dovetailed drawer, front and back.

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#1 posted 1914 days ago

solid walnut is just so beautiful…and shows so well in simple things…this is a how a nightstand can be perfect.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 1914 days ago

Very nice job. I’m going to have to do something in walnut one of these days. Always looks so nice. I’m sure your son will enjoy this for years to come. Thanks for the post.

-- Tim

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#3 posted 1914 days ago

yes, very nice work. for some reason this looks so much nicer than (what i imagine anyway!) it would look like in oak.

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#4 posted 1914 days ago

nice work. A classic

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 1914 days ago

Love that walnut. Great project!

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

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#6 posted 1914 days ago

Very nice work and I love the walnut.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#7 posted 1913 days ago

What’s not to like, and only a month behind? For me, that is about 8 months ahead of schedule :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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Thos. Angle

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#8 posted 1913 days ago

Pretty wood and great execution. I’ll bet your son is very pleased with what Dad wrought.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 1913 days ago

I am with snowdog, you are just in time. Very nice sidetable.

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#10 posted 1912 days ago

Thanks for the positive comments guys. I really enjoyed making this piece. I made it simple but heavy. I’m hoping it is a piece that will be around for my kids, grandkids, and greatgrandkids. Furniture used to last 200 hundred years, I’m hoping this one comes close.

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#11 posted 1861 days ago

This turned out very nice. Would you tell me where you got the plans? That is if you don’t mind. Thanks.

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#12 posted 1729 days ago

I got the plans from table. Cost was $5.95 with electronic download of a PDF. The plans were pretty good, plenty good enough to build from.

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#13 posted 1722 days ago

This is a fantastic piece . The Walnut is beautiful and your Craftsmanship is excellent !

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#14 posted 1721 days ago

very nice night stand

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 376 days ago

Beautiful night stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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