Maple and Black Walnut night stands

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Project by Kram79 posted 12-24-2011 04:22 AM 2569 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were a set of night stand/mini dressers that I made for my girlfriends son. This was my first project that was made without plans, well without step by step plans. I drew up the plans and design myself. I wanted to try out dovetails and the fronts of the drawers are blind dovetails with through dovetails in the back. The case was built with mortise and tenon joinery. I try to use traditional joinery in all my projects and the only metal is in the drawer handles and figure-8 table top fasteners to hold to top on. The side panels are maple plywood. The drawer fronts are birdseye maple with a black walnut slip joint mitered frame. The drawer sides are poplar. They are finished with garnet shellac and a few coats of Min-wax polyurethane on the top.

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#1 posted 12-24-2011 04:40 AM

Really nice. I’m making a nightstand right now and was wondering if my bottom drawer was too low to the floor, but yours looks fine.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-24-2011 05:40 AM

nice wood combo good job.

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#3 posted 12-24-2011 06:35 AM

Definitely an eye-pleasing design and wood combination.

-- Paul, Clinton, NC

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#4 posted 12-24-2011 06:50 AM

Great looking night stands. I love contrasting woods and the maple and walnut combination really pop. Nice design too.

-- Express creativity with wood, Dewayne. Vacaville CA.

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#5 posted 12-24-2011 07:03 AM

Very nice design.

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#6 posted 12-24-2011 07:18 AM

My two favorite woods really nice night stands!

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#7 posted 12-24-2011 09:29 PM

VERY eye catching. A nice proportional design and excellent choice of materials.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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