Allyson's Nightstand

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Project by Thomas Keefe posted 1764 days ago 1817 views 7 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nightstand I made for my 5 year old daughter. It is based on the bedside table design by Joseph P. Zeh ( I added a lower shelf and put in two drawers rather than one (client’s requirement). The wood is white oak. The drawers and top are quarter sawn and the rest is plain sawn. The drawers feature hand cut through dovetails. The finish is stain (General Finishes – Candlelight) followed by Waterlox. More details about the design and construction are in my blog ( Thanks for looking.


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Tim Dahn

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#1 posted 1764 days ago

I missed your blog but like the nightstand, guess I go look at the blog now. Good job!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#2 posted 1764 days ago

Wow, Thomas. Just beautiful.

On my short list includes a pair of 3-drawer, shaker/mission-style nightstands. My dream would be that the come out as well as yours did.

Very nice!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 1764 days ago

Very nice blend of mission and Shaker style. I like the box joints on the drawers.

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#4 posted 1764 days ago

Nice work!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 1764 days ago

This came out super great job

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 1764 days ago

Your client has a good eye for design detail—a very functional table.

Excellent build and finish.

I need to make shaker style table that will have two drawers… thanks for your blog and showing the inside of the drawer separator.

again… well done!

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 1764 days ago

Very cool drawers indeed. Nice work.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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#8 posted 1764 days ago

Very nice table. Well done.

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#9 posted 1764 days ago

Great table. I really like to look of the 2 drawers. His and Hers. LOL

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#10 posted 1764 days ago

Great looking nightstand…

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Thomas Keefe

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#11 posted 1763 days ago

Thanks for all of your kind comments.


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#12 posted 1763 days ago

Very nice project. I just wonder why you chose the (nickel-plated?) knobs, any particular reason?

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#13 posted 1763 days ago

i really like this…so clean and nice…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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Thomas Keefe

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#14 posted 1762 days ago

Hi DrTebi. I thought of perhaps turning nobs or make them myself in some other way. The truth is I wanted to finish the project and didn’t want to spend more time trying to come up with something. I opted for the easier way out.


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#15 posted 1762 days ago

Thanks for the reply, Tom. I was wondering about it, because I like mission and arts & crafts furniture a lot, but these usually come with either wooden knobs or dark brass hardware. Today they call these hardware finishes “oil-rubbed brass” or “antique brass,” however these did not exist back in those days—the dark patina simple developed over time. What I am trying to say is that the knobs you used will eventually do the same, and you will have the same look… just don’t polish them :)
Sorry for going off about this… I have been looking at too much hardware parts during my house remodel in the last few month!

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