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Project by Cyan3y3z posted 11-08-2010 04:18 PM 1607 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The nightstands are made from the salvaged top and pull-outs from an otherwise destroyed old teacher’s desk. The legs are from old treadle sewing machines. Tops were stained and then painted with willow leaves and four phases of the moon.

The headboard is out of two salvaged antique doors, again stained and painted with willow leaves and four phases of the moon as well as some roses in the panels.

My first project(s) cost less than $100.00, most of which went to finishing supplies and two antique glass doorknobs.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 04:25 PM

Very creative!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 04:30 PM

Great job…very nice.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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Sodbuster

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 04:51 PM

What a good idea! I have an old rusted treadle sewing machine destined for the dump. Think I just found another winter project.

Sodbuster
Calhoun, GA

-- M Clark, Georgia

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canadianchips

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 05:30 PM

Good Job.
More reclaimed materials back to life. I LIKE IT, I LIKE IT.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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rivergirl

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#5 posted 11-08-2010 06:17 PM

Very creative. Shaby chic. Candian is doing the happy dance! It’s right up his alley. :)

-- 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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#6 posted 11-08-2010 07:10 PM

Unique design and super use of material

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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brianinpa

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#7 posted 11-09-2010 02:56 AM

Love the use of the sewing machine bases and nice finish on the tops.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Cyan3y3z

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#8 posted 11-09-2010 04:11 AM

Thank you everyone for your kind comments.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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Abbott

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#9 posted 11-09-2010 04:13 AM

Those look very nice.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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Cyan3y3z

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#10 posted 11-09-2010 04:23 PM

Hi Bently,

I added the pic of the headboard. Hope you enjoy.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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#11 posted 11-09-2010 08:52 PM

Its funny… I’ve been saving one of the foot operated sewing machine bases for a long long time. My intent is to find some elegant use of their character in a future project. Looks like you beat me to it hehe.

-- 3rd generation craftsman ~ www.passionforwoodworking.com

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Cyan3y3z

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#12 posted 11-09-2010 11:53 PM

4hisglory,

There is always room for another interpretation. Have fun with it.

-- "I am not young enough to know everything." JM Barrie

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