|Project by Tom O'Brien||posted 07-03-2016 12:19 PM||388 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Claire (13) and I built this night stand for her room earlier this Summer.
I did most of the carcase construction, and she helped make the drawer and paint the carcase.
The top and false drawer front are Red Oak from H D. Top is glued-up and joined with biscuits.
The carcase is whitewood, and the drawer bottom is 1/4 inch Red Oak ply.
Finish on the top and drawer front is 4 coats Minwax Polyshades Golden Oak, rubbed with 4/0 steel wool. Carcase finish is Rust-Oleum Chalk White.
New skills: Claire learned pocket hole joinery, masking, and spray painting. Grandpa learned euro-style drawer slide installation and card scraping.
The design is from Ana White’s book on simple home furniture building.
-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity