|Project by richgreer||posted 07-10-2012 12:35 PM||2161 views||10 times favorited||18 comments|
These are two night stands I made for my son and his girlfriend. I designed them myself, but I need to give credit to planeBill. His project (55587) was the starting point for discussions that led to this design.
The frame, top and drawer handles are black walnut. The drawer front is curly maple. Everything is very solid and heavy. The top is 2” think and the legs are 2.5” square.
The finish is a 50/50 mixture of glossy and satin minwax rub on poly. I think the glossy is too glossy and the satin in too dull and the 50/50 mixture is just right.
FYI – I did not take pictures before delivering them so my son took these pictures in his home. Hence, the pictures were not taken with fellow woodworkers in mind. I wish the pictures did a better job of showing off the grain in the tops.
True to my nature, I think this design really shows off the wood. I consider those drawer fronts to be the stars of this show and the walnut provides a solid supporting role.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.