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Matching night Stands (Match to a Dresser on a previous post)

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Project by Mork posted 10-15-2011 06:16 AM 2167 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These night stands are a match to the dresser I posted a few month ago. Although these night stands were a fair amount of work they are designed in such a way that very few special tools are needed. Really the only specialized tools were the dove tail jig and doweling jig. I actually built a horizontal boring machine for the dowel joints but a doweling jig could be used just as well.

I was thinking about having professional plans drawn and making them available for a small price. Not to make money but to pay for having them drawn. Even with a “good friend discount” they cost quite a bit… although I know for a fact this friend will do a great job. If you are interested in plans for the dresser or night stands let me know. If I get enough interest it will reduce the price.

I got the quarter sawn from Jack Murdock in Rolesville NC and was pleased with is price and quality.





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americancanuck

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#1 posted 10-15-2011 11:35 AM

I really like both your design and your craftsmanship. I am going to make a sketch up drawing of this project that you can have for free. great job!!!

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#2 posted 10-15-2011 01:49 PM

As much as I like the work you did on the night stands, I also glad that you had added pics of the build.
I am one of those ” How did they do that” kinda guy. I would like to see others do the same on their post.
Hint, Hint.

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#3 posted 10-15-2011 03:24 PM

Nice work!! Like the design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Mork

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#4 posted 10-15-2011 03:42 PM

I agree, I should have taken a few more pictures during construction. I failed to show where the side panels have an 1/8-deep dado to accept the shelves or separators. I also cut a flat area on the side panel corners and secured each shelf with 4 – 1 1/2 inch screw. Both the dado and the screws are concealed by the tapered corner posts. The screws add incredible strength because of their angle.

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Mork

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#5 posted 10-15-2011 03:43 PM

Wow… thanks americancanuck. A sketch up drawing would be super great!

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#6 posted 10-25-2011 01:30 AM

Very nicely done…like the hardware as well . : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Mork

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#7 posted 10-25-2011 01:47 AM

Thanks… I looked forever for the hardware and found 2 sites that were reasonable… most sites were very high. This site is where i bought the pulls.

http://www.myhomehardware.com/servlet/the-1966/Liberty-Hardware-Mission-Style/Detail

but later I found this one… I’m not sure they are the same but they look the same.

http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/mistpu41cclq.html

For one buck I’d take a chance… some sites were like $10 each!

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#8 posted 10-25-2011 01:53 AM

Thanks for the links and keep up the nice work : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Mork

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#9 posted 11-08-2011 02:20 AM

Thanks to a little nudge from americancanuck I have started using Sketchup. Here’s my first drawing… almost as proud of the drawing as the nightstand itself!

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