Bedside Nightstand, with a Secret V2

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Project by CampD posted 03-19-2016 12:59 PM 2268 views 21 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is version 2 of my Bedside Nightstand. Unlike version 1 which was the prototype for my secret compartment design, this is the real deal finished model. Solid Quarter-sawn White Oak thought-out with the exception of the Back, bottom and secret compartment components. V2 is a little wider than V1, something that building a prototype and putting it to use your able to learn that V1 wasn’t wide enough to fit all my usual bedside junk on.
Finish is described in my blog

Final test fit assembly.

Start of glue-up assembly.

Thanks for looking!

-- Doug...

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#1 posted 03-19-2016 01:31 PM

a true craftsman you are!

-- i love the smell of sawdust in the morning, it smells like victory. John

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 01:46 PM

Very good idea with secret compartment. It’s OK to have it for valuables.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 02:05 PM

Thank you!

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 03-19-2016 02:14 PM

Beautiful piece and the wood! Interestingly, the oil stain first doesn’t visibly highlight the pores and brings out the flecks and grain. Maybe the pores get cleaned when wiping the BLO off?

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#5 posted 03-19-2016 02:57 PM

Yes, when wiping off the BLO, it does remove some of the stain from the fleck, this step really highlights the contrast. I flood the piece with BLO and allow to sit before wiping, it should be wiped gently so as not to wipe to much of the stain away.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 03-19-2016 03:43 PM

Beautiful! Love QSWO. And you used it wonderfully.


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#7 posted 03-19-2016 03:54 PM

Outstanding work Doug, congratulations on a masterpiece!

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#8 posted 03-19-2016 05:33 PM

Wow! This is really beautiful, amazing craftsmanship!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 09:32 PM

This nightstand is outstanding.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#10 posted 03-19-2016 09:57 PM

Doug, you have made another winner! Well done!!!

-- Art

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#11 posted 03-20-2016 12:09 AM

Well done sir, yes indeed!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#12 posted 03-20-2016 12:23 AM

Nice piece and a nice little hiding place to hide your piece or your jewelry

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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#13 posted 03-20-2016 12:48 AM

Great looking A&C nightstand! I love how your finishing schedule really brings out that ray fleck!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 03-20-2016 01:06 PM

Thanks LJ’s!
I’ve got a couple more pieces in this style in various stages.
Also working on a writing desk with a couple of hidden compartments, one with a new design.

-- Doug...

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#15 posted 03-20-2016 04:11 PM

That’s a beautiful piece of furniture. Gorgeous wood and great details. I’m sure you’re proud of that. Do you have plans for it that you’re willing to share?

-- "There are three kinds of men. The ones who learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves." --- Will Rogers

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