Mahogany & Walnut Night Stands

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Project by JackMoony posted 10-28-2017 06:08 PM 1475 views 9 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of night stands I made for our master bedroom. They are designed to match the bed I made and finished a few years back. And now we finally have a place (other than the floor) to keep our junk.

They are made using mahogany and walnut that I purchased at the local hardwood store. The only exception is the drawer sides where I used maple. The finish is with Waterlox Original..

All the details of the design were worked out in Sketchup. It was a lot of fun to design the drawer pulls too.

The biggest challenge of the project was hanging the drawers, since this was a first for me. It took me a little time, but I got the fit I wanted, and most importantly they both open AND close :)

Thanks for looking.

-- Chris Wilder, Santa Cruz CA

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#1 posted 10-28-2017 07:21 PM

Nice sturdy night stands!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-28-2017 07:31 PM

very nice work they match the bed perfectly.also love the wood and your pulls look great.beautiful job.

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

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#3 posted 10-28-2017 11:53 PM

Beautiful, love the Mahogany and Walnut together.

-- -Russ

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#4 posted 10-29-2017 01:06 AM

Those look great

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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#5 posted 10-29-2017 02:01 AM

Those are really cool

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 10-29-2017 03:34 AM

Wow, these look great. Beautiful wood and assembly is tight !

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#7 posted 10-29-2017 10:00 AM

Very beautiful, classy and elegant. I especialy like drawer opening system and handles.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 10-29-2017 12:10 PM

Judging from the picture with the headboard in it they match up to the headboard very well. The bow front and beveled edge is a nice subtle touch. Your pulls also have me thinking about something like that for a desk that I am working on but can’t seem to find just the right metal pull.

Lastly, I noticed that you used SketchUp for your plans. I’ve been very impressed with it since I started using it early this year. It really helps show what the finished project will look like and changes can be made quickly without wasting wood in the process.

Well done!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#9 posted 10-29-2017 12:55 PM

These nightstands are so beautiful 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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#10 posted 10-29-2017 01:28 PM

The wood combination is very nice and the walnut sap wood “trim” really makes for a stylish look. From a sketch up concept to reality, well executed!

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#11 posted 10-29-2017 01:49 PM

Wow these look great!

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#12 posted 10-29-2017 09:06 PM

Jack , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 10-30-2017 12:57 AM

Very nice! I like the walnut mahogany combo.

-- Ron, Northern Illinois

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#14 posted 11-01-2017 12:20 AM

Excellent job on a pair of great looking tables.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#15 posted 11-07-2017 06:55 AM

Thanks Everyone! I certainly appreciate all the nice comments.

-- Chris Wilder, Santa Cruz CA

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