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Project by kbiniowa posted 03-18-2012 03:20 AM 1341 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The nightstand I built for my daughter is made from red oak. The finish by her request is ebonized. The feet were constructed utilizing thru-dovetails. The drawers were made with half-blind dovetails. Mortise and tenon joints hold the web frame together. The horizontal components are set into the frame with sliding dovetails.

There is also a sliding “coffee tray” that sits just above to two top drawers, but it is not all that visible as I need to add a small pull on the tray.

This project is a prototype for larger pieces that I will make for her bedroom. Dresser, chest of drawers, lingerie cabinet..

I may need some help taking this cabinet into her place, as it weighs a “ton.”

-- Keith - Iowa

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 09:05 AM

Great job. As far as moving it there are pads out there that make it really easy to move heavy things around. I have a set they work great.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 12:39 PM

beautiful cabinet from top to bottom. very nicely done dovetails

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

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 02:49 PM

Nice job! That really stands out, nice choice of hardware and really nice dovetails. PS nice shop too.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 03:03 PM

Very nicely done. I love that ebonized look.

-- - Martin

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 03:49 PM

what did you “ebonize” it with ? I thought it was just painted black. Nice details : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 05:19 PM

well done, Looks great.

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

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#7 posted 03-19-2012 03:05 AM

Nice nightstand, looks very solid, great job.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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