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Project by Richard posted 06-06-2009 08:22 PM 1949 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this set of nightstands for my bedroom. I used solid red oak with the exception of the backs and the inside shelf(I used oak plywood there). I started out with four planks 12 inches wide and 12 feet long. I ended up only using three of them so I will be forced to think up another project for the remaining one. For the doors I got a piece of quarter sawn red oak to use on the center panels. I used biscuit joinery to join the sides to the bottom and figure eight washers to secure the top. I used General Finishes Georgian Cherry gel stain to give things a bit of color. Topped that off with several layers of a polyurethane. I was lucky that the lumber was in great condition. It was S3S for about $2 per board foot planed down to 13/16ths. Very easy to work with. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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#1 posted 06-06-2009 08:33 PM

Hey Richard
These are sweet night stands good build, finish, hardware. well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 06-06-2009 09:27 PM

Great result Richard. Nice design too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 03:06 PM

Hey Richard, I just found these pics of your nightstands. They look great. Are they your design or from a plan? And also do you know what kind of green paint they use to seal the end of those boards. I recently built a sawmill and have cut several red oak boards from some logs and now they are cracking on the ends.

Thanks, Hugh

-- Magnolia, Texas

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#4 posted 04-06-2011 02:01 AM

Nice looking nightstand.

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