Walnut and Zebrawood Nightstand

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Project by BEWoodworks posted 01-28-2016 03:27 PM 794 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Our old ikea nightstand were worn out. Time to build one!

A walnut and zebrawood night stand. The case is a mitered box with waterfall esque grain flowing all the way around it. The miters are reinforced with maple splines. It is a 2 drawer nightstand with poplar drawers and a zebrawood front inset into the main case. The foot is a mitered walnut u shape with continuous grain flow, and it is floating tenoned into the case. Soft close hinges and oil rubbed hardware. Finished with Arm-R-Seal Satin 4 coats and a handrubbed wax. Both drawers can be open without tipping the piece which was my main concern, and why there are only 2 drawers.

The splines are maple because they darken and yellow with finish to more closely resemble the zebrawood. A small zebrawood spline looked strange to me with the contrasting grain in a contrasting accent, so I decided against it.

I did also use biscuit during panel glue up for alignment.

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#1 posted 01-29-2016 03:17 PM

You did an amazing job! Kudos to you on all the design elements as well, this is the kind of design work I love to see.

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#2 posted 01-29-2016 04:00 PM

nice job

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#3 posted 01-30-2016 09:43 PM

amazing use of the grain and the overall design – well done!

-- Greg Simon

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