|Project by Safetyboy||posted 10-10-2010 12:41 AM||3130 views||6 times favorited||15 comments|
Finally finished our 2 nightstands.
I made these to look like some stands I liked from another LJ (here) – no plans, just tried to copy the form, but match the dimensions to what we wanted. Red oak stained to match our existing bedroom furniture.
I made mine first – then my wife requested a backless design, and a single deep drawer (on slides) instead of 2 drawers. But I didn’t think a single big drawer would fit the design, so I “faked” the double drawer look on the single drawer front.
I also made hers a few inches wider. I’m really happy with the way these turned out. The boards were narrow boards, so I ended up with a lot of rift grain on the straight parts, and it gives it a semi-quartersawn look that is a bit old-fashioned. They look a bit like they’re 80 years old already to me, which is pretty sweet.
-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio