The Mission-Style Night Stands :-)

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Project by NBeener posted 1592 days ago 2727 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 1592 days ago

I second that WOO-HOO great job Neil.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

Wonderful job. This looks really great.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#5 posted 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

Great job, Neil.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 1592 days ago

Very clean lines. I like the look of that.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#8 posted 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

nice job.

-- Alex

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Dave Durham

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#11 posted 1592 days ago

Very nice. I like the lines. Well done!

-- Dave Durham - California - see me at

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#12 posted 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

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 1592 days ago

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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