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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-28-2011 06:21 PM 1313 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a nightstand I was commissioned to make to be a copy of the one they already have. It was to be made of oak with maple stain. I built it with solid sides and top and dovetailed the drawer bodies and used self closing full extension slides. Front frame is joined with pocket screws as is the attachment of the top. I found the exact pulls at a place called which is where I bought the Accuride slides.
The last picture is of the stand I copied for dimensions.

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

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#1 posted 11-28-2011 06:27 PM

Beautiful nightstand.

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#2 posted 11-28-2011 07:11 PM

Very nice job… looks great!

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#3 posted 11-28-2011 07:38 PM

Great job I like it, but if it is a maching set why the dovetail and different sliders?

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#4 posted 11-28-2011 08:15 PM

Jim, You do a grand job on everything you do… I am positive that the person this is for will appreciate this piece of furniture. This is not only a replica of the other one but is of better quality. Another beautiful job!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#5 posted 11-28-2011 08:33 PM

As usual NICE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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#6 posted 11-29-2011 12:14 AM

Very nice piece & great proportions.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 11-29-2011 01:56 AM

Hi G Man. It is not a matching piece. She wanted one like it and gave me this one to copy. I told her I only dovetail drawers and always use ball bearing slides and she said Okay. She said the original was made by the Amish in Michigan, but everything I’ve seen by the Amish has dovetailed drawers and BB slides.
I don’t like returns for any reason!

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

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#8 posted 11-29-2011 02:32 AM

Looks nice. Pretty color.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#9 posted 11-29-2011 03:22 AM

Looks like a perfect match Jim. Well Done!

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#10 posted 11-29-2011 09:09 AM

I commend you for doing it right no compromise. this is quality work and it shows in the details. I think you mad a fine upgraded copy and for this exelent job i give you 5outof 5 stars on my star scale. keep up the great work

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#11 posted 11-29-2011 11:22 AM

Just shows how versitile your are Jim, great piece of work. How many hours a day are you in the shop and have you a bed in there.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#12 posted 11-29-2011 12:27 PM

Very interesting. Nice wood and finishing.

-- Ed "Real happiness is one that you share."

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#13 posted 11-29-2011 12:35 PM

You did a nice job on this; I’m sure your client was pleased.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#14 posted 12-13-2011 10:28 PM

Beautiful work Jim.
I do not understand how you find the hours, it is simply amazing how much you can manage to get done.
As always also a beautiful finish.
They must be really happy my friend,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 12-23-2011 05:45 PM

Hi Jim, all I can say is A PERFECT JOB DONE, your work is amazing.

Thanks for sharing such beautiful project Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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