|Project by Builder_Bob||posted 01-03-2012 12:57 AM||1180 views||3 times favorited||2 comments|
Here’s another chair side table with a “secret” drawer. The drawer is a “sled” that pops out either either side with a tap on the opposing end. People seem to love this as a way of hiding everyday clutter like glasses, remotes, toothpicks, napkins, flossers, etc. This one is for a relative who wants a dark shiny finish, not my usual finish.
My mistakes: tapered a leg on two sides from one end then from the other, rendering the piece useless. Fell to the charms of “Minwax PolyShades” once again. Fortunately it was the back of the top. Found out “glossy” is probably not the best choice under any circumstances.
Learned: A better construction method, lowering the skirt height and tuning the drawer depth. General finishes come to the rescue again with the gel stains. Best “dark” finish I’ve ever had. Guess what? Minwax wipe on satin finish was great!
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