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Project by Nick424 posted 12-06-2016 03:45 AM 1863 views 8 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife wanted a place to keep some books and things in the room where we sleep. It is not a bedroom, but rather a room on the first floor of our small house, with only an archway, not even a door to close. We gave up our bedroom to her brother when he had some health issues and could not live alone. The room is just big enough for our bed with 16 inches on her side, and 13 inches on my side.

The stand is made of cherry, and is 16 inches by 16 inches with cutouts for the baseboard. There is storage at the bottom, two drawers, and two shelves. The thick area above the drawers has a hidden area for personal things that should stay out of sight.

My wife loves it, and it fit perfectly where it was supposed to. It did take me about two months to get it done because of my traveling schedule, and I did put it off for a while.

Tung oil and Minwax for a finish.

Questions and comments welcome as always.

Nick





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BurlyBob

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 03:55 AM

Hey I really like that. I’ve kicked the idea of a different bedside night stand. Yours with the upper shelves put a whole new twist to things. Thank you for posting this. Let me just say your choice of wood is awesome. Cherry, wow! I’m definitely going to save this and adapt it my wife’s desires. Thank you for this.

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observer100

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 01:55 PM

Looks like the perfect, custom made piece for that corner of the room! Nice!

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 03:14 PM

great build

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TechTeacher04

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 03:40 PM

I like the recessed panels and cantilevered appearance of the top. Your Brother-in-law is very fortunate to have such a talented and giving Brother-in-law.

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kocgolf

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#5 posted 12-06-2016 04:28 PM

Really excellent. Beautiful wood. I love the cut out detail to get it snug against the wall. Maybe a small hole for charging cords so it doesn’t have to wrap?

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 05:19 PM

This is a nice practical piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#7 posted 12-06-2016 07:17 PM

Very nice idea. Love the upper cabinet part. Been thinking about a mini hutch for the top of my daughter’s night stand.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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oldrivers

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 01:18 AM

You did well!

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 12-07-2016 03:24 PM

Very nice! Love the way it snugs up.
I’ve got a tall bed, and love the open shelves – gonna steal your idea!

-- -- Quin, Oregon

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#10 posted 12-10-2016 08:41 PM

Great job! It looks fantastic and is a perfect piece for the location

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#11 posted 12-13-2016 07:20 PM

Standing alone in the first few pictures it looked kind of odd to me.
Placed in its location along side the bed and it looks very nice. You can immediately tell that it was custom made for the spot and for its functionality.
Well done.

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

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