Night Stands with high shelf

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Project by ChandlerClan posted 12-04-2011 10:45 PM 1929 views 13 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a fun little project to build a couple of night stands to match the rest of our bedroom set. My wife got the crazy idea that she wanted a high shelf, with drawers beneath, rather than high drawers with a shelf beneath, as is more typical. I think that they turned out rather well and It is definitely more aesthetically pleasing to have junk on the shelf instead of on the top. My big mistake was not giving enough room between the bottom of the drawers and the floor. As it was, the bottom drawer would catch a bit on the carpet. I fixed it by placing some nylon feet on the bottom of the legs.

My papa always said that the difference between a good woodworker and a great woodworker was not the number of mistakes that they made, but the skill with which they fixed them. ;)

The wood is ash and walnut, just like the rest of our bedroom furniture. I think that the contrast is much more interesting than if we had gone all ash or all walnut.

-- Chandler Clan

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#1 posted 12-05-2011 12:04 AM

Too nice looking to have that power cord hanging out. Yeah on the contrast.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 01:12 AM

:) My wife saw the post and agreed so much with don, that she went herself and took pictures for me.

-- Chandler Clan

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 02:09 AM

my night stand is like that. love the contrast…its why i even clicked on the project to look at it. glad i did

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 07:13 AM

Beautiful!!!! What kind of finish did you use. The legs and top look thick enough to maybe route some channels for power cords. I’ll be building some night stands this spring, and you’ve given me a bit of inspiration to pull from, thanks.

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 08:55 AM

Nice work! Time for some feet. Nice clean aesthetics. Thanks for sharing.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 02:12 PM

Clever design. Clean and simple

-- Ken, USAF MSgt, Ret.

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 04:06 PM

Well done. I agree 100% with your pops. Great color as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 06:18 PM

very nice!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#9 posted 12-06-2011 01:37 AM

Great looking NS.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 01-13-2012 10:41 PM

i agree with the statement of the wood combos. anymore, I’m really liking all the different flavors of 2-toned projects. these are very nicely done

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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