|Project by Jim B||posted 06-25-2016 05:07 PM||780 views||4 times favorited||6 comments|
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.