|Project by srydzon||posted 07-16-2011 04:58 AM||1967 views||16 times favorited||17 comments|
My second wood working project since high school wood shop… This was the project that really got me into furniture building. I had a vision for a night stand and when I finally found something similar, the store wanted $1300 a piece. That is when I figured I could do this myself and for a whole lot cheaper. I ended up building the pair for less than $400.
The nightstands themselves are made of solid utile, which I think is also called West African Mahogany. All the joints doweled, no metal fasteners on the project. The slats are held in place with dowels on the backside of the cabinet door. The handle is made from left over utile and flush mounted aluminum with a subtle black enamel line. The frosted glass is flush mounted. The light fixture is the over the counter LED rope light. I also mounted a light switch on the backside of the nightstand. The finish is a custom tinted pore filler, followed with six coats of a tung-oil poly blend, and finally hand buffed with some furniture wax.
This is the first item in a bedroom set, so look for more pieces coming soon.