Night stands

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Project by woodwkr posted 10-28-2011 09:39 PM 1863 views 9 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a couple of nightstands that are ready for the final waxing and delivery.
Some closer views are below – - ( Click on the link to get a closer view. )

The drawer front veneers are sliced mahogany centers surrounded with maple, ebony and tulipwood banding and ribbon stripe mahogany outer band. On this project the drawer front veneers and top veneers were cut and assembled by Inlaid Woodcraft Company. They use a computer controlled laser cutting process to cut the veneers. I am able to export CAD drawings in DXF format that they use to import into their system to layout, cut and assemble the veneers with incredible accuracy. They also know the art and science of exotic veneers and have been a joy to work with. Jeff Stollard is the General Manager with the company and really knows the business of high-end woodworking. The drawer front veneers were supplied taped together and then we vacuum pressed them on to curved panels. They applied the top veneers to 1” thick – square mdf panels and we cut them to the round shape and veneered the edges.

The legs and rails are quartered mahogany with ribbon stripe accents.

The drawers are mahogany hardwood with maple slides. The dovetails were machined with a router and a Leigh dovetail jig ( with a shop built jig )

The tops are Carpathian elm burl center with tulipwood border – quartered mahogany field and ribbonstripe outer border and drop edge.

The finish was done by our shops finisher/artist with dye stain – glaze – and clear coat. I am afraid the photos don’t do the finish justice. :( I hope to get some better views from the clients home.
Thanks, Marshall

-- Marshall _ Wichita, Ks _ "Growing Old is Mandatory - - Growing Up Is Optional" :)

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#1 posted 10-28-2011 09:42 PM

Truly beautiful work

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#2 posted 10-28-2011 10:24 PM

The details are spot on. Round furniture is so tricky, but apparently not for you. Wow, you did a fantastic job. The drawers are so sweet!
Thanks for sharing…....

-- cathyb, Hawaii,

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#3 posted 10-28-2011 10:26 PM

These are remarkable night stands. The dovetails and veneer work are excellent. Did you have to bend solid stock for the round sides, or is it all some kind of bendable substrate with veneer?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#4 posted 10-28-2011 10:33 PM

I am in Awe! Beautiful!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#6 posted 10-29-2011 12:51 AM

Those represent, to me, the pinnacle. I can only dream of making something half as amazing. Bravo.

-- I cut it three times and it's STILL too short!

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#7 posted 10-29-2011 03:32 AM

Very sweet nightstands!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 03:48 AM


Those are truly outstanding! Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#9 posted 10-29-2011 06:02 AM

Super job!
I’ll need a little (ok a lot) more practice before I make some of those! lol
very Nice !

-- All glory comes from daring to begin.

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#10 posted 10-29-2011 06:57 AM

Really beautiful work, outstanding craftsmanship.

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#11 posted 10-29-2011 07:06 AM

I am humbled by this….I wouldn’t even know how to start this.

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#12 posted 10-29-2011 04:13 PM

Very nice work.
The veneer alignments and bandings are skillfully selected and beautifully executed and I love curved surfaces.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#13 posted 10-29-2011 04:15 PM

Ab-so-lute-ly stunning work.

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#14 posted 10-29-2011 05:30 PM

Oh my. Very complicated. And absolutely beautiful!


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#15 posted 10-29-2011 06:47 PM

Excellent !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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