Oak Nighttable

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Project by Tag84 posted 02-17-2011 06:09 PM 2056 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this Nighttable a while ago. From a pile of small oak planks i got for a nice price.
Most of it is put together with dowels and glue.
The fronts are done with a router, middle of the fronts and pieces easier done by hand with a chisel
Sanded it alittle, and greased the drawersliders.
I didn’t manage to sell it, so decided i would keep this one..
i use it myself now :)

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 07:05 PM

I like It great job. I like the natural look. did you seal It? Is this your design? thanks!

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 07:42 PM

This is a very creative design. Very well done

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 07:52 PM

Very nice job. In the pictures it looks like at least 4/4 oak. I bet that little beauty is heavy.

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#4 posted 02-17-2011 08:14 PM

Nice job on this has some real interest and character! Surprised it didnt sell.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 02-17-2011 08:21 PM

Thanks for your kind words!

@B13 i left it unsealed, i’m always scared i liked it the way it was before i poilished it:) i designed it, but i don’t really have a plan ahead, i like seeing it develop step by step..

@steliart Thanks! i try my best

@ woodsman Thank you, i’m not sure what its in inches, but it is about 25mm thick. And yes its pretty heavy for such small thing ;). It does look more solid than it really is..

-- -Thomas -

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#6 posted 02-17-2011 08:35 PM

Hi Ken, Thank you!

yes, i put it on our national ’’ebay’’ got 2 people interested, but i think they wanted it for nothing.
I found it hard finding people who are really fond of it, so i feel its in good hands:)
I think i will keep this one as a blueprint, if i ever make another one..

-- -Thomas -

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#7 posted 02-18-2011 12:13 AM

Nice piece, I can see why maybe it would not sell though. It’s very nice but would take a very specific decor / style room to fit in. Something like this is usually special order. Maybe if it was a pair, you might have had more interest. I think finding the right buyer for a piece like this takes more time than others would. In the end maybe “you” did not want it to sell. ;) A good excuse to keep it for yourself. :)

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 02-18-2011 12:43 AM

your’e 100% right Rex:) thanks for the advice,
it’s hard making pieces wich you put so much into, trying to sell them, and maybe never seeing it again.
When you get a friend asking you to make him something it’s much easier taking distance from it.
Somehow you get more attached when there’s nobody your’e doing it for.
I’ll will take your advice and make him a twinbrother soon :)

-- -Thomas -

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#9 posted 02-18-2011 05:00 AM

Definitely interesting and unique. I like the mask? in one of your pictures also. Did you do that one?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 02-18-2011 01:56 PM

Thanks so much LittlePaw, i red your story on your page very interesting. I like carving alot too:)

Wish i did the mask, bought it :) it’s supposed to come from Nigeria. Where she went on a holiday once. There’s alot of detail in it. The woman who sold it to me told me the mask was made to scare of evil spirits and demons..

-- -Thomas -

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#11 posted 02-20-2011 03:54 AM

I really like the design. I’d have to use a router and chisel to do the drawer fronts, because whatever a “jizzle” is, it sounds illegal here.

-- Pete -----

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#12 posted 02-20-2011 03:57 AM

hahaha, i already feared the worst! changed it, thanks to google! and you pete!

-- -Thomas -

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#13 posted 02-20-2011 05:19 AM

I LIKE IT. It has a unique style. I like that at first galnce it looks like it has four drawers, but then I noticed the fifth one on the bottem. It has a nice heavy look to it. Is that the reason for the handles?

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#14 posted 02-20-2011 01:48 PM

Hi Darrel

funny you say that, i decided to keep the 5th drawer decorative :) it’s not what it seems.
I did like the idea of a drawer there, but thought well.. i have 4 now, it’s enough.
The handles i thought would give it something extra. And to carry him.
Wasn’t to sure about putting them on. But i think it worked out..

-- -Thomas -

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#15 posted 02-21-2011 06:59 PM

Another awesome piece! I love whatever that style is and all your nice molding/shaping touches. I would recomend putting a clear finish on the top at least (having learned this the hard way). You could always get SATIN poly which wouldn’t be that noticable. Just would hate to see that great piece marred. ;o)

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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