Simple Night Stand

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Project by je_superfly posted 08-16-2012 01:25 PM 4666 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This small nightstand was a present for my brother. It was one of those relatively quick and easy deals made from big box store poplar and pocket holes. I really like pocket holes in certain applications and this was one where they seemed appropriate to me.

I wish I would have taken more pics during construction…but alas I did not. Now that I’m on lumberjocks I will definitely be documenting more during my builds. The drawer is lock rabbet joints at all for corners and I made the handle out of an exotic hardwood scrap that I could not identify. Finished with gel stain and spray-on poly. Thanks for looking!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#1 posted 08-16-2012 02:32 PM

Very nice! Simple, yet beautiful. I am also a fan of pocket holes. Love that Kreg jig :)

Well done!

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 03:15 PM

Nice job.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 06:13 PM

Did you put ba floating top on it for movement? Nice and Clean piece. Now you have to make one for the other side of the bed? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 09:15 PM

Thanks for the comments! The top was attached with those figure 8 fasteners. I had some left over from my hall table project. Thanks for viewing!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 09:40 PM

Looks great. Did you use the Kreg jig for the pocket holes? I know they have like three or four different ones. I’m thinking about getting one but haven’t settled on which one. Any advice?

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 11:01 PM

great night stand!welcome to lumberjocks its a awesome website.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#7 posted 08-17-2012 02:01 AM

Yes Angie I did use the Kreg Jig. I really like my K4 jig system. If you have the means I would highly recommend buying it as you WILL use it. My opinion of course, but it has come in handy many times. I’ve used it on most any or all of my projects that have been painted. They’re not the prettiest joint in the world, but like I said in description of this project…pocket holes are great in certain applications. Give them a shot, you won’t be disappointed!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#8 posted 08-17-2012 01:51 PM

Well done, looks great!! Welcome to LJ’s.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 04:57 AM

Imitation is the greatest form of flattery. I think that is how the saying goes.

Where are did the plans come from? Desparately trying to get a night stand back on my side of the bed! Lol/

-- "We'll preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on earth, or we'll sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness." R. Reagan, "The Speech", 1964

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 11:50 AM

The plans came from my head. I just went out and “winged” it. The only request was that I make one with a drawer. There’s lot’s of beautiful designs here on LJ’s!

-- -James, Sumerville SC

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#11 posted 08-23-2012 07:35 PM

And that reminds me that I also made two night stands that I still have not posted here!
Welcome to LJs :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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