Night Stands

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Project by Jim B posted 06-25-2016 05:07 PM 1402 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built these two night stands for my brother as a wedding gift. He is getting married Labor Day weekend and I still have to finish two dressers by then. These are made from ambrosia maple stained with GF water based stain (rosewood.) Top coat is Arm-R-Seal satin. All mortise and tenon joints. The frames on the drawers are half lap miters, something I haven’t done since woodshop in high school. Dovetails were done with the Porter Cable jig.

I found the water based stain a little tricky to use, on the rest of the pieces I’m going to do some pre-finishing before assembly. The color is not my favorite but it’s what they wanted. Lots of small “learning experiences” but I’m getting better.

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#1 posted 06-25-2016 05:20 PM

That color is stunning. Your brother and his bride are going to love them.

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#2 posted 06-25-2016 09:24 PM

agreed – i like the color
it may look a little formal in the wood shop but in a bedroom setting these will look great
geeesh – i’d panic if i just had these to do before labor day ha ha

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#3 posted 06-25-2016 11:42 PM

These look great.

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#4 posted 06-26-2016 10:27 AM

They do look great but I would shed a few tears hiding that ambrosia maple

-- 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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#5 posted 06-26-2016 02:07 PM

nice job

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#6 posted 08-22-2016 10:19 PM

great work on these, they look awesome… simple lines too…

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