A Pair of Walnut Bedside Tables

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Project by jayman7 posted 09-11-2010 12:35 AM 1705 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first piece of furniture made out of walnut and I really like the color (without having to stain it!). I’m also a fan of the modern/contemporary style furniture that have lots of clean, straight edges with almost a minimalist touch. I had to buy 3/4” walnut plywood which was pretty expensive by itself, but I tried to use cheaper birch plywood where I could get away with it. The top is solid wood and one of the boards had a natural hole in it which produced a really striking grain pattern that I wanted to keep. I filled it with epoxy to stabilize it and it turned out pretty good, but I realized later I should’ve dyed the epoxy dark. I also had a hard time getting all those tiny bubbles out (if someone has a good way to avoid that, I would like to know!). All the drawers are on KV full extension slides.

Everything took less than 2 months from start to finish and about $325 in materials, not including any new toys I had to buy like the Kreg pocket screw jig. :D

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#1 posted 09-11-2010 05:20 AM

Nice choice with the walnut. Great workmanship!

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#2 posted 09-11-2010 03:38 PM

Great job!!

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#3 posted 09-11-2010 03:50 PM

Nice clean design. Very good

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#4 posted 09-17-2010 11:30 PM

i like the simple design best :) it says so much more with the clean lines.
great work!

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.

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#5 posted 09-17-2010 11:43 PM

Nice bedside table.

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