bedside table

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Project by lo_note posted 05-14-2012 04:56 AM 1169 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another piece that I built a few years back. It was a gift to my wife who needed a bedside table. I made it a little larger than your average bedside stand as she usually has a lot of books and magazines by the bed. All visible parts are cherry. I used beech for the drawer. The design is Shaker inspired with simple lines but built solidly with sliding dovetails connecting the back and sides to the legs and dovetails connecting the front top and bottom rails to the legs. The finish is equal parts varnish, turpentine, and boiled linseed oil. I used a coat of paste wax to finish it off.

-- Matt

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#1 posted 05-14-2012 11:13 AM

Beautiful work. You can’t go wrong with cherry!!

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#2 posted 05-14-2012 12:03 PM

That is a nice piece – a real “keeper”. Good job

-- David in Damascus, MD

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#3 posted 05-14-2012 01:14 PM

Very nice and with clean lines. I just love the shaker style. Good job!

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#4 posted 05-16-2012 01:25 AM

Very nice, looks like a project I saw Norm do many years ago

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

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