Tile Top Nightstand

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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-03-2007 05:08 AM 3579 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nightstand that was completed August 1, 2007. It is one of a matching pair that was built. The customer supplied all the measurments for this project. They even brought in the tile for the top section.

Pine Construction
3 drawers with epoxy coated side mount rails
Tile Top
Casters for easy moving

This piece was really straightforward. The customer supplied the dimensions and a drawing of how he wanted me to build the top. I did spend a little more time on the top than I wanted to, but it worked out fine. The Top was made with a MDF substrate; I resawed some 2 1/2” pine down to 1/4” thick and mitered them around the tile. I then added a 1” piece of pine to cover the end of both the trim and the MDF.
Tile Top Nightstand with Drawer Open

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#1 posted 08-03-2007 08:56 AM

Nice job! Looks like you did a fine job and that your customer did a good job with the measurements.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 08-03-2007 09:31 AM

Very nice, and well presented.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#3 posted 08-03-2007 10:44 AM

customer must be very pleased!!
Well done.

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#4 posted 08-03-2007 10:49 AM

Looks like the customer knew enough to do it himself. Nice job. jockmike

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#5 posted 08-03-2007 01:37 PM

Wow, a customer who knows what they want!!! Good job.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 08-03-2007 02:28 PM

Chris, Nice job on the nightstand!

I just love how you show us your construction process and explain how you made your project. It is really helpful to those of us who are not as advanced.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 08-03-2007 04:30 PM

I like these tile top pieces. I’m with Tom, how about some construction details!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 08-03-2007 05:00 PM

Nice work Chris. You did a great job on the stand. I agree with Tom and Mot, how about some more details on how you made the top especially. Someone I know is interested in a tile top for some end tables, so I would like to know more about how you did that.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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