Bed side table

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Project by foodog posted 03-04-2012 05:33 PM 1466 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bedside table for step daughter….I’m intrested in any and all thoughts on my design….I wasnt real happy with the way the drawer front turned out…I’m thinking maybe it should have been flat faced.

-- Stan from St. Paul Mn

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#1 posted 03-04-2012 06:42 PM

That is a really nice table. If it was mine I would redo the drawer front, though. Something about it seems out of place, maybe it is too thick or perhaps it would look better if it was flush w/ the front or less of a bevel. Very nice overall project though.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#2 posted 03-04-2012 07:07 PM

Great bedside table, I agree with you that maybe a flat drawer front would be a better fit

-- Norman

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#3 posted 03-04-2012 07:49 PM

Nice table and good finish.I think the drawer front is a bit out of proportion but isn’t every thing we build a learning experience .I know it is for me ,if I could only remember what I learned last time I built a repeat project.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-04-2012 10:04 PM

That finish really dressed it up nice

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 09:09 PM

That is a beautiful table. I agree with you on the drawer. I just built a couple of bedside tables probably about the same size as yours and I made flat front fitted drawers.

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#6 posted 03-11-2012 02:03 PM

everyone comments on the drawer front (as you requested) but how did you do it?

I especially like the “floating” top, looks good.

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#7 posted 04-05-2012 06:00 PM

I am building something similar. I have to match existing furnature though, so my drawer will be flat. I can see what you mean, the drawer (at least in the photo) seems way to large and over-bearing for the rest of the stand. I like the desgin otherwise.

The cabinet I am making is specially designed for a CPap machine – to have on the upper part of the cab where your drawer so it will have a door instead. Below that will be the drawer for keeping the hose and mask in. I do like the lift up top, and I plan that as well in my design.

When I finish it, I will post pics. I would love to know your opinion of my design.

-- Michael TX, Not even my wife understands my sense of humor.

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#8 posted 05-11-2013 02:45 PM

Is that red oak? What type of finish did you use?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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