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Custom Walnut Floating Night stand (Pair)

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Project by Markn1975 posted 02-12-2016 01:59 AM 2109 views 18 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A matching set of custom floating nightstands that I made for a private client. We decided that Walnut was the way to go and after a bit of google image searching we had a pretty good idea what they liked and disliked.

I use sketchup as a CAD option these days (helps that it’s free). I came up with the design and was able to render an image of the room with the nightstands in place so the client would be able to visualise it properly.

In all they took 2 weeks to make and I chose rough 4/4 walnut and hard maple for the drawer internals. That was a good choice in the end. They really came out nice. i made the drawer pulls and the glue up was about the trickiest part of the build.

I used a french cleat to fix them to the wall.

My favourite feature was my first attempt at a grain wrap which I’ll be sure to do again. Have already actually.

All in all I was happy with this one.

Mark

-- Mark Newton. Los Angeles. http://www.newtonwoodcraft.com





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#1 posted 02-12-2016 03:07 AM

Spectacular grain wrap.

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

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#2 posted 02-12-2016 10:31 AM

great design & execution

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 02-12-2016 11:43 AM

Those look great! Love the kerf pattern on the drawer fronts. Some brass/bronze pulls of similar design might have gone well too. May have to try something like this – kids can’t knock it over if it’s bolted to the wall! :)

-- Matt Ramsey, Auburn, GA

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#4 posted 02-12-2016 01:24 PM

I have always loved the look of these hanging night stands, the grain wrap is icing, on the cake.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#5 posted 02-12-2016 02:17 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 02-12-2016 05:02 PM

Like the design, like the wood selection, like the details, like the style!
Now you just need to talk your client into making them a nicer bed to go with your night stands..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 02-12-2016 05:32 PM

Thanks for the detailed write-up. I didn’t know you could render an image of a room in sketchup. Beautiful pieces too!

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#8 posted 02-12-2016 05:59 PM

Sweet Design! well done!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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#9 posted 02-12-2016 07:16 PM

Very nice, I made a similar although not floating pair myself. Grain wrap is a challenge but worth the effort in the end

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#10 posted 02-12-2016 10:31 PM

great job on these love the look and grain wrap makes it,we need to see more of you.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#11 posted 02-13-2016 01:41 AM

Love it- great design and execution

-- Greg Simon

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#12 posted 02-13-2016 03:03 AM

Great design and finish.

-- AJ, Long Island. New York

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#13 posted 02-14-2016 02:16 PM

The grain wrap is amazing… In fact the whole project is. You got skills. Congrats!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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