KUBISK Night Stands

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Project by rdwile posted 05-26-2015 03:04 PM 1895 views 12 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These nightstands are part 1 of a bedroom suite project for one of my boys. He asked if I could do a cantilevered top combined with the square-ish design we had sketched out. These are cherry and 18”w x 25” h x 18” d.

There is more information on the build and the secret to support the top on my blog here:

These smaller pieces let me work out the joinery details for the larger pieces. I also purchased a Festool Domino to help with the joinery and the Leigh RTJ400 jig to make the dovetails for the drawers for the entire project. While there are lots of reviews on the domino out there, I will do one for the Leigh jig as this is a great way to get predictable results for this tedious joinery choice.

Off to make a dresser…

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#1 posted 05-26-2015 03:47 PM

I like this loose ends design. Dovetails on drawers are very good executed.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 05-26-2015 05:39 PM

Nice work, I like the design.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 05-26-2015 06:33 PM

Love this design, great tables

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#4 posted 05-26-2015 07:07 PM

nice design as usual. proportions are perfect.

-- DJG

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#5 posted 05-26-2015 11:35 PM

Very nice.
It actually makes a lot of sense to cantilever the top. For those of us who read the morning news on our laptops anyway.

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#6 posted 05-26-2015 11:45 PM

Those are very nice. I really like the design and that cherry will only get prettier with time. Off to read the blog on the cantilever support.

EDIT: OK, the metal brackets explain it.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#7 posted 05-26-2015 11:48 PM

great looking tables!

-- Greg Simon

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#8 posted 05-27-2015 02:18 AM

Awesome work and design….Love the style.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 05-27-2015 05:12 AM

Very nice work.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#10 posted 05-27-2015 09:59 AM

Thanks for the nice comments gang, here’s a picture of the metal bracket inset into the side, hopefully this clears up the mystery.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#11 posted 05-27-2015 02:08 PM

You shouldn’t have shown us the bracket – kept us all guessing :) Thats a great idea! Was the bracket something you ordered?

I really like the design and the execution looks flawless. Very very nice!

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#12 posted 05-27-2015 02:40 PM

Bedside tables are my next project for my wife. I think I’ll talk her into going with your design, if that’s OK with you. I like these very much.

-- Jon --Always remember, never live your life by a motto.

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#13 posted 05-27-2015 03:58 PM

Very cool…

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