G&J Nightstands

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Project by Gary2 posted 05-07-2010 03:43 AM 2060 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These represent my first attempt at serious woodworking. Though they are certainly in the G&G style, the design is all original. All of the wood for both nightstands came from one piece of Mahogany, tops and shelves are book-matched. Though not shown, the drawers sides are doweled in the front with hand-cut dovetails in the back. Great fun and I learned a lot. (G&J = Gary and Janet)

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#1 posted 05-07-2010 03:58 AM


Very nice night stands and an excellent first project. What stain / finish did you use?

Thanks for sharing this.

Good Luck!

-- Rick Gustafson - Lost Creek Ranch - Colorado County, Texas

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#2 posted 05-07-2010 04:16 AM

excellent first attempt!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#3 posted 05-07-2010 04:29 AM

Nice, I like both the design and the Mahogany wood used here, well done.

-- You can't buy salvation, it's a free gift from God.

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#4 posted 05-07-2010 04:48 AM

Very nicely done. You did a good job on these. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 05-07-2010 05:26 AM

The pulls are from Lee Valley, and finish is General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. Thanks for the comments.

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#6 posted 05-07-2010 06:24 AM

Beautiful furniture.

-- Scott

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#7 posted 05-07-2010 07:38 AM

Very nice

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#8 posted 05-07-2010 01:10 PM

Very nice looking tables.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#9 posted 05-07-2010 03:04 PM

I like your tables, good job

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#10 posted 05-07-2010 03:37 PM

I am also a new woodworker. I can only dream that my first furniture pieces (whenever I get to them) will be so nice looking. (I’m still building the pieces that will help me build my pieces…so to speak.)

Your design is great and your joinery looks tight in the photos. Great job.

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#11 posted 05-07-2010 03:57 PM

I really like the GG tables. I kind of want to make them but I don’t think the style works in VA for some reason. We have alot of turn of the century craftsman style houses around here that call for a more traditional Arts and Crafts style ala stickley. I always viewed GandG as a more lodge, California style. I still like it alot man nice job.

-- My philosophy: Somewhere between Norm and Roy

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#13 posted 05-18-2010 05:43 AM

Beautiful design. I love the looks of Greene & Greene.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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