Night Stands

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Project by Dave Peura posted 05-31-2016 03:09 PM 980 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wrapped up Memorial Day weekend by finishing these night stands for our master bedroom. The material is pine & I used the building plans from the Ana-White website. I came up with a different door design then what the plans called for. The lesson I learned with this project is always buy the door hinges first, then build the cabinet & door. I had difficulty finding a inset cabinet hinge locally that I liked, and unfortunately the design of the door did not allow enough room for a mortise. I traveled 45 minutes to the closest Home Depot & bought oil rubbed bronze 2” pin hinges which worked great. My wife picked out the door handles, and she also helped painted the frames. The table tops have 1 coat of stain and 3 coats of satin poly. After I brought the stands into our bedroom, I discovered the doors did not want to stay closed, so I plan on adding hardware to prevent the doors from opening on their own. The stands look really nice in our bedroom, and I’m happy with the results.

-- Dave Peura

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#1 posted 05-31-2016 04:01 PM

Really nice looking. The arched doors really set them off.

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#2 posted 05-31-2016 08:17 PM

Beautiful rustic style, I like that black-white contrast.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 05-31-2016 10:21 PM

Nice work,

-- Don't only practice your art, but force your way in to its secrets... Ludwig Von Beethoven.

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#4 posted 06-01-2016 05:10 AM

Great execution of the plans you found. I like the contrast in the finishes.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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