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Project by Builder_Bob posted 1559 days ago 1284 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A night stand built for my daughter. Cherry top and drawer front, poplar otherwise.

This was one of my early projects and the nice result falsely inflated my hopes for having some innate woodworking skills.

A table like this is a great project for the newcomer. A simple slab top, a box frame for the drawer, a dove tail jig. Pocket hole screws? Never admit how easy the joinery is unless pressed.

Lovely black paint to cover up the various flaws. A light stain and a clear finish complete the look. You can build this whole table without measuring a thing.

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."





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lotsaglue

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#1 posted 1559 days ago

Beautifu! Nice work Builder Bob. What kind of black paint did you use? and did you brush it on or spray it?

-- Karl

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dorran

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#2 posted 1559 days ago

Nice work. Gotta love that cherry. It’s fun to build stuff without a tape measure.

-- Life is about choices. You can spend a lot of money on furniture and have really nice furniture; Or you can spend a lot on tools and have even more expensive, crappy furniture. I made my choice.

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McLeanVA

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#3 posted 1559 days ago

Bob, really nice table. Congrats. Great detail photo of the dovetail drawer.

-- Measure, cut, curse, repeat.

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kosta

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#4 posted 1559 days ago

looks good

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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Builder_Bob

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#5 posted 1559 days ago

Thanks for your comments!

I must admit I sprayed the black with a can of flat lacquer.

I’m doing two more of these now, with a bigger drawer. They will be have mahogany tops and drawer fronts and I will use milk paint for the flat black this time. Actually the tops are already done and finished, so now I will attack the rest. I’m very pleased with the water based finishes with the mahogany.

The new ones will replace our current pine nightstands done in a handsome gray crackle finish. (Yuk). I’m almost as excited to get the two old nightstands into my shop (four new drawers to fill!) as I am to finish the new ones.

-- "The unexpected, when it happens, generally happens when you least expect it."

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woodworm

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#6 posted 1559 days ago

Very nice nightstand – the colour combination makes it look more elegant.
Great work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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mikethetermite

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#7 posted 1559 days ago

Nice work, I like the clean simple lines

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1559 days ago

Nice work

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bill merritt

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#9 posted 1559 days ago

Nice table, if its easy—dont tell.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

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