Night Table

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Project by tedpower posted 1501 days ago 1403 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my latest project from school. A simple night table with a drawer and a door.
The front of drawer was made using a dovetail jig, and i gotta say they are ugly little 1/2” dovetails. Too small and too even, they just don`t look right, so i made a new drawer with hand cut dovetails, its just waiting to be stained and sprayed then brought home. i`ll upload pics of that when its done.
The door i`m happy about, frame and panel construction, the panel is re-sawn 8/4 oak for a book match and i got lucky with some striking grain in there.
I tried a little star pattern with some rosewood veneer one of my teachers gave me, intended to do the full nautical star but time constraints made it a more simplistic design.
The case, top and plinths are particle board and veneer, the door and drawer solids.

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#1 posted 1501 days ago

Nice night table.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#2 posted 1501 days ago

You can put bits of your creation down all you want.

You’ll get no help from me, though.

I just love it :-)

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 1501 days ago

nice night table only bad thing you’ll be asleep and won’t see it…............................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www.

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 1501 days ago

Very nice. How do you inlay the veneer?

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

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#5 posted 1501 days ago

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 1501 days ago

Nice work! I really like the top and the grains on the door. Good stuff!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#7 posted 1500 days ago

I think the small regular dovetails fit the overall design of this piece. IMHO, handcuts might just be slightly artsy for this table. This is a fine example of a what a school project should be and a great demonstration of your furniture building skills. It earns an ‘A’ in my gradebook.

I bet you have it for years and years.


-- vicrider

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#8 posted 1500 days ago

Nice combination of grain pattern. Very clean dovetails.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 1500 days ago

thanks a lot guys.

@vicrider- you may be right about the dovetails, the drawer is done i just need to spray it so when i get it home in a few days ill post a pic so you can see.

@jim jakosh- the veneer pattern i did by first cuttin the diamond shapes by tracing a pattern on all them to get a consistent sahpe. then i taped two of them together making 4 pieces. then i lay those over top of the background pieces, traced them and cut them with a straight edge and an excto.
if i was gonna do it again id make the whole background, tape all the diamonds together and cut them all out as one.

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#10 posted 1500 days ago

Hi Ted, your project is excellent and perfect. If I were your teacher I would give you full marks.

Thanks for sharing Ted.

-- When you know better you do better.

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#11 posted 1405 days ago

very good job A+

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