Cherry Night Stand

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Project by keithmck posted 1548 days ago 1838 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of a pair of nightstands I made in 2006 as part of a woodworking course at Palomar College. It is 26”w x 21”d x 28”h. The primary wood is cherry with maple drawer sides, and the trim is cocobolo. The design is based on a picture I saw of a cabinet produced by Michael Colca Furniture, with some changes in trim details and probably the overall dimensions. The finish is two coats of Liberon oil, followed by six coats of semigloss Armorseal, and rubbed out with Black Bison paste wax and 0000 steel wool.

These pictures were taken right after I finished them. Over the last four years the cherry has mellowed nicely.


-- Keith, San Diego

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#1 posted 1548 days ago

love the GNG inspired top rails of the doors.
welcome to LJ!

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#2 posted 1548 days ago

A wonderful piece. a well executed design beautiful wood and an outstanding build.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1548 days ago

Beautiful work. The book matching on the sides and doors really is nice.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#4 posted 1548 days ago

Nice job, Welcome to LJ!! :-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 1548 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1548 days ago

Looks really nice.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#7 posted 1548 days ago

That is STUNNING! It looks Greene and Greene inspired. Well done.

-- 'Humility is a duty in great ones, as well as in idiots'--Jeremy Taylor

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#8 posted 1548 days ago

beautiful work… the design, I really like G&G… the cherry….....looks great…well done.

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#9 posted 1547 days ago

I love it! awesome work.

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#10 posted 1547 days ago

Very good work and welcome to lumberjocks I like the green and green style in the cloudlifts


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#11 posted 1547 days ago

Beautiful night stand.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#13 posted 1545 days ago

Good job Keith and welcome to LJs. Now what about some pics of your other projects?

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