Nightstand #2

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Project by Dchip posted 1844 days ago 1771 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this nightstand for a friend after he saw pictures of the previous nightstand finished a couple of months ago. I made a couple of improvements using the wisdom I gained from the last construction, such as the subtle front curves and the use of a gel-stain on the poplar to avoid blotching. This piece is also slightly larger than the previous nightstand. Any comments/critiques are appreciated.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#1 posted 1844 days ago

Nice work Dan.

I’m liking this nightstand more than the one you did for your GF.

I really like the flair at the top of the legs where they meet the top, nice touch.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#2 posted 1844 days ago

Well built. It looks like the gel stain did the trick.

-- James -

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#3 posted 1844 days ago

nice job!

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#4 posted 1844 days ago

I can’t believe this is poplar! Very nice color and finish.

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#5 posted 1844 days ago

Sweet! Very nice work!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#6 posted 1843 days ago

Nice Job. Your finish turned out great. I have to agree with Christopher, hard to believe it’s poplar.

-- John @

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#7 posted 1841 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I must say I was very pleased with the General Finishes gel-stains, as this was my first time using them since only using minwax from HD in the past. You get what you pay for I suppose.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC,

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#8 posted 1838 days ago

Excellent proportions and a great finish. Very easy on the eyes. One of the best projects I’ve seen in a while.

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#9 posted 1838 days ago

Hey Dan
This is a really sweet night stand,great design and super finish

-- Custom furniture

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#10 posted 1838 days ago

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 1818 days ago

Nice work, Dan.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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