|Project by ChandlerClan||posted 12-04-2011 10:45 PM||1929 views||13 times favorited||10 comments|
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