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Shaker Nightstand

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Project by leroy49 posted 12-28-2009 04:04 AM 1070 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this as a Christmas gift for my mom. It turned out really well. The joinery is mostly mortise and loose tenon, some pocket screws and biscuits, as well. It was the first time I glued up a panel. The breadboard ends on the top were not intended, but instead added when I realized I didn’t have enough wood for the top I had planned on. The finish is Watco danish oil. I had to build a tapering jig and a mortising jig to do the project. I think I’ll take a picture of those and post them too. Sorry about the quality of the pictures. After we drove down to my mom’s I realized we forgot the camera and had to use a cell phone.





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#1 posted 12-28-2009 04:26 AM

Awsome job, looks real good.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#2 posted 12-28-2009 04:43 AM

Actually, it turned out better than really well. It looks beautiful.

Nice job. Really nice job!!

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 12-28-2009 05:36 AM

Beautiful nightstand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 05:40 AM

Nice shaker nightstand well done.

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 02:38 PM

Nice table, the breadboard ends are a nice touch. I also like the tapered legs.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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