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Project by AandCstyle posted 12-03-2016 05:24 PM 687 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The clients (my son & LOHL) wanted night stands so I asked them to find a design they liked and I would use that as my starting point. This= is what they chose and they wanted it in this color:

Elizabeth is really particular about colors and this one matched the bedroom where these will reside. They also picked out the drawer pulls and slides. This was my first time using Blum slides and they were a bit challenging. The instructions are extremely detailed but I didn’t find them very helpful, probably just my lack of mechanical aptitude.

The reason I added the “(ish)” to the title is that I couldn’t make a project without some arts & crafts influence so the side panels have the centers and the frames for the tops are pegged to increase the strength of the miter joints. Also, the wood is qswo. The finish is a combination of TransTint dyes with Target’s EM6000 clear coat.

Thanks for looking and any questions or comments.

-- Art





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Alongiron

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#1 posted 12-03-2016 06:47 PM

One word Art! Beautiful!! Love the grain of the QSWO!

I am sure the kids will love them!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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AandCstyle

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#2 posted 12-03-2016 10:24 PM

Thank you, Steve, these were a bit of a departure from my normal modus operandi. It was fun to do something different, but I am really not enamored with this style. It reminds me of the used, cheap 50’s furniture I had in apartments during college.

-- Art

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#3 posted 12-04-2016 05:13 PM

Very nice, I prefer your adaption to the original.

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 02:49 PM

Well done Art. The “ish” on the the side panels looks great. Like you dovetails. Excellent workmanship.

-- Mark

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AandCstyle

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 10:38 PM

Thank you, Otta and Mark

-- Art

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 04:51 PM

Wow, the picture of the dresser staged with the lamp, mirror, vase, rug, etc is really stunning.
Everything is so clean and perfect.
Very well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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AandCstyle

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 04:55 PM

Woodeye, that pic was to show the desired color. I didn’t make anything in it. I apologize for the confusion.

-- Art

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splintergroup

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#8 posted 12-15-2016 08:56 PM

Tired of the shutters? 8^)

Did you get the color match (or is the difference between the two pictures due to the lighting)?

I like the narrow nook under the top, I did the same thing for the chair side table I made for the spousal unit. It’s a great place to stash stuff we don’t want the puppy to eat.

Good to see you are back in the saddle!

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AandCstyle

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#9 posted 12-15-2016 09:32 PM

Splint, if you are talking about the dresser and the night stands, the dresser was a pic they found for the color goal. I am not certain I achieved perfection, but they liked my result.

Yes, these were a diversion, but I am back in shutter mode now. However, I have my next project lined up. :)

-- Art

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#10 posted 12-15-2016 10:09 PM



Yes, these were a diversion, but I am back in shutter mode now. However, I have my next project lined up. :)

- AandCstyle

....And the white oak forrest community let out a collective moan…..

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AandCstyle

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#11 posted 12-17-2016 01:48 PM

Splint, you wouldn’t want me to use fiberglass or plastic would you?

-- Art

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splintergroup

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#12 posted 12-17-2016 02:31 PM



Splint, you wouldn t want me to use fiberglass or plastic would you?

- AandCstyle


Well, since you brought it up, I do have about 3 yards of fiberglass cloth I’ll trade you for the same square footage in some of that oak in your stash 8^)

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AandCstyle

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#13 posted 12-17-2016 02:39 PM

Okay, I have some paper backed veneer to send. You pay shipping.

-- Art

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