2 Oak Nightstands

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Project by Safetyboy posted 10-10-2010 12:41 AM 3130 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 10-10-2010 01:31 AM

Nice! I like the idea of two drawers. Seems like that would be a more common feature.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 10-10-2010 01:34 AM

Very nice stands super job.

-- Custom furniture

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Dale J Struhar Sr

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#3 posted 10-10-2010 01:36 AM

Very nice work an empressive set of njghtstands.

-- Dale, Ohio

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#4 posted 10-10-2010 01:43 AM

Nice job on the nightstands.

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#5 posted 10-10-2010 01:55 AM

Nice job, always on the lookout for idears for bedroom furniture

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 10-10-2010 02:32 AM

Very nicely done.

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#7 posted 10-10-2010 03:20 AM

Well done on your night stands, the QSWO looks fabulous. Thanks for showing you great work…BC

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#8 posted 10-10-2010 04:02 AM

Oh, just beautiful.

Having made his-and-hers nightstands, myself, they really DO occupy a special place in the home. Nothing like seeing your craftsmanship, when you get up in the morning, and go to bed at night.

I love the details. Just great work !

-- -- Neil

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#9 posted 10-10-2010 04:05 AM

That’s some nice work!

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#10 posted 10-10-2010 07:06 PM

Very nice! You can’t go wrong following one of Giz’s projects.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#11 posted 10-10-2010 10:19 PM

I love these and I loved the ones the other LJ did as well, which is why I’ve put them on my list of first 3 projects, ever. I’m new to woodworking and think these would be a greater starter project in the upcoming months…I even bought the book with the drawings/dimensions.

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#12 posted 10-11-2010 10:02 PM

excellent job, love oak, and you make it look so easy

-- Jim in the U.P. nothing like the smell of fresh cut wood

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#13 posted 12-02-2010 09:12 PM

Impressive, Are you sure your not a pro? :) LOL

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#14 posted 12-02-2010 09:21 PM

Yes, pretty sure I’m not a pro – I would starve if I did this for money – I’m much too slow (or I would somehow have to sell $1500 nightstands) :-)

Thanks for the compliment, though.

-- -- Kevin in Mentor, Ohio

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#15 posted 03-13-2011 07:42 PM

I like the his better than the hers. The hand cut dovetails, double drawers, solid back and lack of backsplash are all pluses in my book. Both are really nice though. Looking forward to making some nightstands myself one day. Cheers! Thanks for posting.

-- Mike Funke

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