|Project by DonnBialik||posted 03-15-2011 03:52 AM||4305 views||16 times favorited||25 comments|
I made this nightstand for my wife out of air dried walnut from Michigan. The drawer and the rails and stiles of the door are made from quartersawn lumber and I went to great effort to harvest the parts so they are very straight to give the nightstand a more modern aesthetic. The panels in the door are bookmatched and I made two doors before making this door. The first with leopardwood panels which might be nice in another context but just wasn’t doing it for me and then the second one I screwed up the haunch on the tenon of the top rail (why couldn’t it have been the bottom rail??) so I made this last one and I used a scrap piece of wood that I was going to throw out but it caught my eye. I’m glad it did. The panel has a a lovely sadness to it that I immediately fell in love with when I put the panels in the door frame. I turned the ebony knobs. The one on the drawer turned out better than the one on the door I think. I did pinned rabbets on the drawer box. And through tenons on the stretchers on the bottom.