Arched Aurora Nightstand

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Project by Darrell Peart posted 10-22-2010 04:51 PM 7961 views 42 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is actually an older project that was the subject of an article for Woodwork Magazine last year – I thought I had already posted it.

This is one, in a long series of small tables, that I have made over the years. I tend to endlessly tinker with my designs – which is probably not the best of business plans because I am forever making new jigs and templates – but this tinkering helps me with my design skills – and its a lot more fun than endlessly repeating the same thing.

My “Greene & Greene 3- Drawer Nightstand” is sort of the “heavier” more masculine” version of this piece, just as my “Aurora Pedestal Desk” was the “heavier” more masculine version of my “Aurora Table Desk”.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#1 posted 10-22-2010 04:55 PM

Beautiful table Darrell. Thank you for sharing your work and methods.

-- Brain the size of a planet and they have me parking cars.

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#2 posted 10-22-2010 04:57 PM

This is one of my favorite pieces of yours. It’s simple yet complicated and detailed, nice clean lines. Very nice work as always.

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#3 posted 10-22-2010 05:06 PM

Simply Outstanding!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#4 posted 10-22-2010 05:07 PM

ive always loved the green and green design, and i like the fact that you mix it up some and try different ways to enhance what you have already done…little changes are good as you said it helps you engage the mind with new little changes…and that is what motivates us to a different design sometimes…you never know what might click…great job as always darrell….grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 10-22-2010 05:08 PM

Your designs and workmanship are always of the best quality a delight to the eye. Thanks for sharing

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-22-2010 05:14 PM

Makes you want to reach out and touch it. Beyoooteeefull!

-- 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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#7 posted 10-22-2010 05:22 PM

Darrell, I remember seeing this when looking around on your website… it’s a beauty.

I see nothing wrong with tinkering or changing things up a bit, especially if that’s what it takes to keep you engaged and interested in your work, rather than just churning out “another table”. I think it’s a great way to stay interested by letting your mind roam a little sometimes. It allows your work to evolve and there’s nothing wrong with that!

Your take on the Greene & Greene pieces is something to aspire to. You really focus on all the little details and that’s what sets your work apart.

Please keep it coming!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#8 posted 10-22-2010 05:34 PM

You have really taken this style up a peg.

-- bigfish "I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it." Vincent Van Gogh

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#9 posted 10-22-2010 05:42 PM

Another amazing piece of work Darrell! Your work with the Greene & Greene style is one of my inspiration for getting more deeply involved in Woodworking & Furniture building. I hope I am able to take one of your classes next year at Woodcraft Seattle. Thanks for sharing your work so others can find inspiration!

-- I wouldn't be so arrogant if you weren't such a moron!

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#10 posted 10-22-2010 05:43 PM

Thanks Everyone!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#12 posted 10-22-2010 06:33 PM

Exceptional! Exquisite piece Darrell.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#13 posted 10-22-2010 06:44 PM

Very Nice !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#14 posted 10-22-2010 07:05 PM

Wow. That’s beautiful.

-- Marc - Tucson, AZ

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#15 posted 10-22-2010 07:39 PM

Exquisite detail and design. Excellent craftsmanship. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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