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Project by Dchip posted 08-14-2009 04:06 PM 1847 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, http://www.9x7woodworks.com





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Don

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#1 posted 08-14-2009 04:34 PM

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, http://www.donebydon.ca

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Walnut_Weasel

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#2 posted 08-14-2009 06:57 PM

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

-- James - www.walnutweasel.wordpress.com

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Mike Gager

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#3 posted 08-14-2009 07:20 PM

nice job!

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#4 posted 08-14-2009 10:20 PM

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

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#5 posted 08-15-2009 12:04 AM

Sweet! Very nice work!

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

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huff

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#6 posted 08-15-2009 01:48 AM

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

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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Dchip

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#7 posted 08-17-2009 02:40 PM

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, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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Ben

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#8 posted 08-20-2009 04:31 AM

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 08-20-2009 04:35 AM

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 08-20-2009 04:54 AM

Great Lookin Job

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#11 posted 09-09-2009 11:40 PM

Nice work, Dan.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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