Bedroom Nightstands Walnut and Alder, Tung Oil Finish

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Project by firecycle posted 08-27-2011 05:52 AM 2985 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a pair of nightstands that i have recently completed, constructed of 8/4 walnut and 5/4 alder. The joints to the piece are mortise and tenon and the drawers are constructed of baltic birch with a rabbited drawer box and doweled with the miller doweling system. They were both sanded and hand finished with 2 coats of tung oil. I am working on the bed frame next and the dresser after that….so more to follow.

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#1 posted 08-27-2011 05:58 AM


I don’t use tung oil since I did not think it will give a nice finish. Now I know I am wrong.

Thanks for posting.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#2 posted 08-28-2011 01:29 AM

Those r absolutely beautiful. Can’t wait to see the Bed and Dresser. I love walnut, but the combination of it and the Alder is gorgeous. Really nice craftsmanship, you should be very proud. Thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 08-28-2011 03:12 AM

awsome finish, and nice choice of woods. looks great. Cant wait to see dresser, and bed frame


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#4 posted 08-28-2011 03:24 AM

Great Craftsmnship. I love the contrasting woods good job

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#5 posted 08-29-2011 04:09 PM

Beautiful!! Great job.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#6 posted 12-28-2011 06:09 PM

Thanks for the comments!!!

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