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Project by scott ernst posted 04-08-2015 03:39 PM 1261 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few weeks ago I built a bedside table for a client in Santa Fe. It was going into their bedroom next to a few other pieces that I had made for them in the Arts & Crafts style. I wrote an article about building it on my Furniture Blog if you’re interested in seeing how I went about it.

-- Scott, NM www.CustomFurniture.us





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#1 posted 04-08-2015 04:47 PM

Very nice looking table. Graceful lines.

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#2 posted 04-08-2015 04:51 PM

looks great!! nicely done and great pictures. thanks for sharing

-- Jeff Lemont, IL. https://jeffscustomfurniture.com

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#3 posted 04-08-2015 05:08 PM

nice work – love the qswo

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#4 posted 04-08-2015 11:33 PM

Very nicely done!

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#5 posted 04-08-2015 11:41 PM

Scott, that is an excellent looking piece. I greatly appreciated all the tips you posted in your blog. Thank you for sharing! :)

-- Art

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#6 posted 04-08-2015 11:53 PM

Great looking nightstand! That ray fleck really pops, and I like the simple, elegant design!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#7 posted 04-10-2015 01:27 AM

Scott, which transtint dye(s) did you use? I really like how that finish turned out.

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 03:56 AM

I used straight Golden Brown for the table. I can’t remember, off the top of my head which color I used on the pull. It might have been Reddish Brown. The table was shot with about 5 coats, in quick succession, of the Golden brown mixed in a 50 / 50 mix of alcohol and lacquer thinner. When I did samples with it mixed in straight alcohol I was getting bleed back from the pores. The lacquer thinner lowered the surface tension and let it all flow out more evenly. The pull was shot with multiple layers of trans tint in shellac. Everything was sealed with Sherwin Williams vinyl sealer with a top coat of CAB acrylic.

-- Scott, NM www.CustomFurniture.us

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#9 posted 04-11-2015 12:08 AM



I used straight Golden Brown for the table. I can t remember, off the top of my head which color I used on the pull. It might have been Reddish Brown. The table was shot with about 5 coats, in quick succession, of the Golden brown mixed in a 50 / 50 mix of alcohol and lacquer thinner. When I did samples with it mixed in straight alcohol I was getting bleed back from the pores. The lacquer thinner lowered the surface tension and let it all flow out more evenly. The pull was shot with multiple layers of trans tint in shellac. Everything was sealed with Sherwin Williams vinyl sealer with a top coat of CAB acrylic.

- scott ernst

Holy smokes—that’s a hell of a finishing schedule!!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 04-11-2015 01:21 AM

Love this, and that pull is really cool.

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#11 posted 04-11-2015 11:42 AM

Nice piece !!

-- Ric, Mazomanie

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#12 posted 04-11-2015 01:42 PM

This looks great. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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