|Project by Laurent||posted 03-30-2009 10:27 PM||2049 views||20 times favorited||16 comments|
I’m a beginner woodworker. I thought nightstands would be easy enough first projects. It was also the first time I was using hardwoods and finishing products. Was too scared to add drawers (my first attempt w/ drawers on my router table was epic!).
The bulky one is for my boy and the more feminine is for my daughter.
Please do not hesitate to criticize my work, I’m here to learn!
One question though: I finished my son’s one with shellac for the legs (walnut) and lacquer for the top (white oak), and I’m not satisfied with the lacquer: the white oak has turned yellow and my son has to put is nightstand 3 feet from the bed because it smells too much. That is really defeating the role of a nightstand, don’t you think? So will lacquer stop smelling after a while? What should I have used?
Thanks for your help,