Custom Nightstand

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Project by BentheViking posted 07-25-2017 12:49 AM 862 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a pretty tall bed and hated always having to bend way over to look at the clock on the low nightstand. So I built this tiered nightstand. It give me so much more space on the night stand. I love the mitered upper section that gives it sort of a waterfall effect. Joinery was biscuits on the top and upper shelf. Rabbets for the legs and apron, and pocket holes on the bottom of the lower shelf. Oh and lots of glue. All of the wood on this was free “pallet” wood from my Lumber Liquidators days.

Unfortunately I can’t identify all of the woods on there, but I am pretty sure there was ipe, tigerwood, acacia, hevea, pine, cherry, birch, and a few teaks. Other than that its all a mystery. Would love to know what the one at the front edge of the top is. It almost looks like a spalted tropical tree. Hopefully someone knows, but it was a nice surprise to cut into the board and have that look come out.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 12:47 PM

Lots of glue and lots of flattening there Ben. It came out really cool with all the different colors and grains.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 01:49 PM

Totally unique design Ben

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 03:45 PM

This is very creative and nicely done.

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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