The Mission-Style Night Stands :-)

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Project by NBeener posted 03-19-2010 03:24 AM 3098 views 3 times favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

#1 is done!

#2 won’t be far behind.

For those who didn’t catch my blog, these are my first furniture projects—two identical 3-drawer Mission-style night stands.

The wood is all African Mahogany.

The joins are almost all M&T.

The finish is two coats of Watco Danish oil, brush applied, and a third coat, applied with 400-grit wet/dry sandpaper.

The final coat is Johnson’s Paste Wax, applied with 0000 steel wool.

#2 is completed, and will be finished shortly, but … for my money … this is a completed project :-)

And … if I may say … WOO-HOO!!!

-- -- Neil

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#1 posted 03-19-2010 03:27 AM

I second that WOO-HOO great job Neil.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 03-19-2010 03:30 AM

You can send it to me…. Nice job!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 03-19-2010 03:37 AM

well done ,neil .

it doesn’t get much better than this ,

until the next project !

proud for you , bud .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 03-19-2010 03:43 AM

Wonderful job. This looks really great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 03-19-2010 04:07 AM

Very nice job Neil! Those turned out great! What kind of drawer pulls are you going to use if any?

I still have a long way to go with mine :( I should have started with a much smaller project for my first furniture pieces but I think they are turning out great so far.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#6 posted 03-19-2010 04:10 AM

Great job, Neil.

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#7 posted 03-19-2010 04:18 AM

Very clean lines. I like the look of that.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#8 posted 03-19-2010 04:52 AM

well well…look who is the master craftsman….wow..those are mighty fine…what a project to take on for your first real furniture…you did a wonderful job neil….those just pop…oh and eric..on the drawer pulls..he said they just use there teeth…...congrats buddy…{:-)>

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Brian Lackey

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#9 posted 03-19-2010 04:57 AM

Nice. I had a guy at work build me two because I needed some and thought he would do a great job. He did an OK job. Yours look awesome. What is the wood thickness?

-- Brian, Fort Collins, CO

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#10 posted 03-19-2010 05:00 AM

nice job.

-- Alex

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#11 posted 03-19-2010 06:15 AM

Very nice. I like the lines. Well done!

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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#12 posted 03-19-2010 07:01 AM

Neil, very pretty! What are the dimensions?

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#13 posted 03-19-2010 11:39 AM

Great job Neil in spite of being harassed by a certain LJ member. The wood and finish also look terrific. This is an important milestone in your woodworking career. You will probably be wanting to keep some FWW mags in the bottom drawer of your night stand. I will also bet your wife is delighted to see such a good return on your tool investments.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 03-19-2010 12:10 PM

Nice job, from watching your blog, there was a lot of learning involved, it looks great. You must feel awful good about this, and you should. Warmer weather will provide less time as you will be riding your mountain bikes and that big ugly GS.
Thanks for posting

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#15 posted 03-19-2010 01:57 PM

YA HOO! Gongrats and Well Done.
Nice entry, blog etc.


Can’t wait to see what is next…...

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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