|Project by DonB||posted 03-31-2015 10:28 AM||854 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
My 88 y/o neighbor asked for a bedside table and provided rough measurements to meet the space next to her bed. Online I looked at some examples and printed them out for her to select. Had to cut down the table she selected as the one she picked was twice the size as this finished product. The build was straight forward. Used 3/4 pine with very few knots, 1/2 project pine for drawer fronts, 1/2 plywood for drawers. The shelf ends were cut on a 45 degree angle to fit into the 45 degree cut in the legs. A jig for cutting splines was used to cut the 45 degree cut in the legs on the table saw. The shelf was secured using a pocket hole drilled on the bottom of each corner into the leg. Legs were cut from a 2×4, cut to size and using a router table, made the mortise joints in the top of each leg. Ogee trimmed the top, shelf and drawer fronts so they would all match. In spite of my efforts, she wanted off white paint. So off white it was. Fairly simple build, although using the spline jig for the legs was a first. She was happy, so thats all that counts. In retrospect, I would redesign the draws and draw fronts to make them more wide and less tall. End pieces on the fascia should have been less wide/tall.