Night Stands

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Project by Rjh posted 08-21-2010 06:42 PM 1921 views 22 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second furniture project. I made two of these in a furniture class taught by Michael Colca. They are his design and he is an amazing teacher. The wood is sipo and tiger maple; I used a danish oil to finish. I learned a lot and there are many (tiny) mistakes, but it was a joy building them.

-- Bob H - Cedar Park, TX

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#1 posted 08-21-2010 06:53 PM

Very nice. You are the only one that sees those mistakes. Every piece you build you learn from. I do. Great job!

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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#2 posted 08-21-2010 06:59 PM

An excellent design and excellent workmanship.

I’m glad you told us the wood is sipo. That’s one wood I have never worked with (yet). It’s a very handsome wood.

I’ve always felt that when using 2 or more woods on a piece, one wood should be the star and the other wood(s) should play a supporting role. On this piece you have 2 beautiful woods competing for star status. I’m not saying that’s bad. I’m only saying that that is something I usually don’t do.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 08-21-2010 07:48 PM

wow, beautiful build, wood selection, finish. very impressive.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#4 posted 08-21-2010 08:09 PM

Beautiful! I love the grain in that wood!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#5 posted 08-21-2010 08:27 PM

very cool – love the wood combo

-- -erik & christy-

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#6 posted 08-21-2010 08:34 PM

Beautiful night stands.

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#7 posted 08-21-2010 10:14 PM

I really like the design and a great choice of woods. If a mistake is (tiny), it’s character!........If a mistake is (major), it’s a design change! LOL. Beautiful night stand.

-- John @

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#8 posted 08-22-2010 01:58 AM

very nice wood selection. great looking night stands

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#9 posted 08-22-2010 03:02 AM

Very sharp indeed, color just stand out and the design is very attractive…BC

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#10 posted 08-22-2010 03:54 AM

I like your design. I’m just getting situated after a move across country, and plans are being developed for bedroom renovations. Once I coordinate the new headboard, a few night-stands similar to this would be nice to have.

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#11 posted 08-22-2010 04:19 AM

Hey, I’m taking that course this fall with Colca! What a coincidence.

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#12 posted 08-22-2010 06:42 AM

Very nice job. Keep up the good work.

-- Jeff, Laguna Hills CA

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#13 posted 08-22-2010 03:22 PM

It looks like it would feel like silk to touch. That is a well made table, with every detail complimenting the next. We love it.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#14 posted 08-23-2010 02:51 PM

Wow. well you can see by the number of times it was favorited what we all think.
Sweet handle too.

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#15 posted 08-24-2010 10:10 PM

That is a great table.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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