Night Stand

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Project by Pointer posted 11-29-2015 10:02 PM 787 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first post. Had I not been encouraged to do so by Smitty, I probably would not have posted it. Not really all that pleased with how it came out. I did learn a few more things though, which I guess is the point. I know I put the bread board top together incorrectly and so it will most likely split sometime in the future. That is okay, it comes off easily and can be replaced. The bottom came out okay. To make the spacing equal, the end pieces are an inch and a quarter wide, while the center pieces are an inch wide.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#1 posted 11-29-2015 11:52 PM

Don’t be so hard on yourself, this nightstand looks pretty good. The breadboard ends are very good, although if I understand your comment about being done incorrectly, you either didn’t leave room in the mortise for expansion or you glued it at the ends. To that I say so what. This is how you learn, practice and trial and error.
Regarding the bottom, very nice. The wider end pieces are part of the design considerations. In fact, with these wider pieces mating at and with the legs, it is symmetrical and pleasing to the eye.
Really good job on this project, keep them coming.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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Mitchell Blankenship

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 01:20 PM

I’m very critical of my work too but the table looks great. I love the grain on the legs and the top is very nice I say bang up job.

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 04:17 PM

Joe, it looks good to me!

Best thing about furniture we make is that the fit and function is guaranteed to be spot-on. I really like the curved front of the top, and the paneled sides of the main carcase!

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#4 posted 11-30-2015 06:51 PM

Thanks guys. Perhaps I am too critical. I think it is easy to do in this game though. It does indeed fit the location it was designed for and is now in use. So I guess at the end of the day, it was indeed spot-on. Thanks again for the encouragement Smitty.

-- Joe - - Laughter is like a windshied wiper, it doesn't stop the rain but allows us to keep going.

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#5 posted 11-30-2015 10:37 PM

This is very nice. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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frankie voyles

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#6 posted 04-22-2016 12:01 PM

i like it. nice looking.

-- frankie v

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 04:14 AM

Very nice good job

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