|Project by BEWoodworks||posted 01-28-2016 03:27 PM||876 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
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.