Nightstands Mission style

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 04-30-2017 08:31 PM 1810 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two nightstands to compliment the Mission style I made and posted earlier. I took some liberties with my choice of wood. Normally I see this style made with oak/qtr sawn oak and I did use oak as my main wood. I was given a nicely figured walnut that I wanted to use in a large field to show off it’s beauty. A nightstand top seemed the most appropriate use. The pictures do not really do the walnut justice sorry to say.
Used old school joinery for the construction. I constructed shelf webs with plywood to act as dust shields and drawer supports.
In today’s world electricity is all important so I added an outlet, to each, to the top for 110 volt and USB power. This should eliminate the octopus ouellet on the walls..

Hope you like them.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 04-30-2017 08:35 PM

Fine fine, mighty fine, Kelly. Wow! Those tops are supreme.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 04-30-2017 08:37 PM

“Roger that” -Roger.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#3 posted 04-30-2017 08:58 PM

very nice work,love your choice of handles and the power outlet just makes sense in todays world,great job sarge!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 04-30-2017 10:03 PM

Kelly, these are so nice and you’ve done a fine job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-01-2017 12:51 AM

I like everything about them. Really nice design and workmanship.

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#6 posted 05-01-2017 10:29 AM

Very, very nice. outstanding touch with the walnut top

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#7 posted 05-01-2017 12:53 PM

Nicely done Sarge!

-- Doug...

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#8 posted 05-01-2017 01:51 PM

Timeless styling, they look like they could have been made 100 years ago or yesterday.

The outlet is a nice touch, though personally I could not have found the courage to cut a hole in that fine top 8^)

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#9 posted 05-01-2017 03:37 PM

nice job

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#10 posted 05-01-2017 03:51 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind comments!
Today I lugged them down from my shop and setting them up in our bedroom. Now to outguess the Mrs on the outlet going on the right or left? I’ll wait, smart thing to do.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#11 posted 05-01-2017 04:06 PM

Very nice! I like how the tops came out and your choice for the drawer pulls.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#12 posted 05-01-2017 07:39 PM

how will you run power tot he outlets? are you planning to hardwire?

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#13 posted 05-01-2017 08:23 PM

Fine looking set of A&C nightstands! I love those walnut tops!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#14 posted 05-01-2017 10:31 PM

The outlets are hardwired. I ran the power cable from the bottom up the back inside the cabinet the the outlet.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#15 posted 05-04-2017 11:08 AM

Nightstand in our bedroom, looking very nice.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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