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Project by SilverFoxArt posted 11-17-2007 11:34 AM 1376 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After seeing a nite stand in a store she liked, my wifes only concerns were it’s dimensions. And of coure I thought it was too much money… so I said “I can make that for you.” Although I did make it, and it is the dimensions that she prefered, it probably cost me as much to make it as it would have to buy it, lol.

Also, I just made it up as I went along… so I don’t have a blue print, and now she wants one to match for my side of the bed… At least I have the other to look at as a reference. :D

It is made of pine, all but the bead board which I used as the drawer face and side panels. The side are pretty much a frame around the panels like a cabinet door.

-- Mel, Utah, SilverFoxArt.com





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#1 posted 11-17-2007 12:19 PM

A job well done .. and in the cost factor you forgot to factor in the benefit of it being handmade (by you)—the cost might be the same but the value is SO much more than the boughten one.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 11-17-2007 03:16 PM

Looks good to me and it didn’t come from China. If you did it once, you can do it again.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-17-2007 03:25 PM

Turned out great!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#4 posted 11-17-2007 05:15 PM

I love it! Never would have thought about using bead board on it…great idea! The basket weave knob on the drawer gives it a nice touch. I know you’ll be able to do it again, I just hope you can find the same bead board and knob to match! “Keep burning and learning”....Danette

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#5 posted 11-17-2007 05:15 PM

wow mel. a multitalented man. i like that. good luck with the second one. lol.

and next you can make me a bookcase.

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 11-17-2007 05:44 PM

really good work. I think this one of the nicest pieces of pine furniture I have ever seen. your finishing is terrific. just right !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#7 posted 11-18-2007 09:02 AM

Outstanding nightstand. Like Dan said, the finish is really nice.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Karson

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#8 posted 11-19-2007 04:21 AM

A great nightstand. The detail is outstanding.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#9 posted 03-28-2008 06:08 PM

Very nice nightstand, how did you make the beadboard?

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#10 posted 03-28-2008 07:54 PM

Very nice. I’d like to hear a bit about the finishing. It really looks good.

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Built2Last

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#11 posted 02-03-2009 12:17 AM

Wow!!!!!!! Really nice!!!!!!!!
I also would like to hear about the finish, I really like it and I have a daughter who loves black finish on her furniture.

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#12 posted 10-30-2009 01:28 AM

I quadruple everyone elses comments on the finish. Perhaps a step-by-step on the finishing technique? That worn painted look is really in style now and I’d love to know your process for copying it. Great overall design, looks like it fell out of a page from a—-barn catalogue…

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 01:34 AM

Nice night stand Mel it looks great.

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SilverFoxArt

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#14 posted 10-30-2009 02:24 AM

I am afraid there is no big secret to my finishing technique, I just use a sanding block to sand the paint off of all the edges before I seal it. I also always use flat paint and sand between coats with a fine grain sand paper to keep it smooth. The flat paint prevents the crackling I can get with other paints if the paint gets too thick in spots, I then spray it when I am done with a clear coat. I did this one in semi gloss and I think it would have looked better in matte. Most people seem to be skeptical of a matte finish, but it really turns out nicer in almost any application than gloss. In the bead board I just wrap a piece of sandpaper around a short dowl and sand down the lines. This method will sand both sides of a cut or impression giving you two parallel lines in the antiquing. I use in on my frames too, and it turns out great. I do have a tutorial on my web site on the frames in the “how to” section, and there are photos demonstrating the finishing techniques. They are identical for how I finish my furniture.

-- Mel, Utah, SilverFoxArt.com

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