|Project by Pattyboy||posted 10-03-2012 01:29 AM||1282 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
This is a nightstand that I made for my daughter. It is my first piece of furniture and I’m pretty happy with it. The red oak matches her bunk bed so it fits nicely.
There are a TON of mistakes on it but thats all part of the learning process (one of the legs is tapered the wrong way) Some of the joinery is not as tight as I wanted it but my 8 year old daughter can’t tell. I did have a few cracked mortises from slightly oversized tenons but nothing a little glue couldn’t fix.
I kept reading about problems with wood movement and solid wood lower shelves. My solution was to attach the shelf w sliding dovetails and only glue up the front, leaving the back free to expand. I’m not sure if it will really work but I’ll let you know.
I just finished it with a few coats of blonde shellac and then rubbed in and buffed paste wax on top. It sits about 21” high and the top is about 12”x15”