Arts & Crafts Nightstand

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Project by hugepark posted 654 days ago 1062 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally! After about 6 months of weekend work here and there, I can post these pics of this a&c nightstand I made for my wife. This is my second major project and it involved some new things for me: (1) a drawer on wood frame, (2) two dovetail joints, (3) pegged thru tenon. All in all, I’m very proud of how it turned out, especially with the quartersawn white oak. I used Jeff Jewitt’s instructions on staining in mission oak style and I’m pleased with the results. I also found the drawer pull at an architectural salvage place in LA that I think goes really nicely with it.

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#1 posted 654 days ago

This turned out great .I really like the design and 1/4 sawn oak.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 654 days ago

Nice nightstand. The staining really makes the QS Oak jump !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#3 posted 654 days ago

Very nicely done. Beautiful oak. And that handle was quite a find!

-- If the world was a logical place, men would be the ones who ride horses sidesaddle.

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#4 posted 654 days ago

you’ve done a beautiful job on the night stand it looks great. The rays on the QSO really stand out, the colour is perfect and your handle find was a good one.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#5 posted 654 days ago

That’s a beautiful nightstand! You’re wife must be very happy with it!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 654 days ago

NICE figure!

-- It's all good, if it's wood...

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#7 posted 654 days ago

Thanks for all the nice comments!

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#8 posted 654 days ago

Very nicely done—great rays in the QSO.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 654 days ago

A really nice piece. That finish makes the wood features really pop. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#10 posted 654 days ago

I should also give a shout out to Arroyo Hardwoods in Pasadena where I got most of the really nice qswo stock. Without those pieces, the overall look would definitely not have been the same.

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#11 posted 598 days ago

Very nice! I love A&C, and especially QS Oak.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#12 posted 586 days ago

I’m looking for ideas to do my own A&C nightstand for the wife. Yours is great. I really like the lines. I may be stealing a few parts of your design for my own.


-- Have saw, Will travel

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#13 posted 461 days ago

What is your finishing recipe? It looks really nice.
Golden brown transtint, followed by Walnut stain?

I have read so many of Jeff’s formulas, but they are all just a little different.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#14 posted 461 days ago

@pintodeluxe: I used TransTint’s dark mission brown dye, and then I used Old Masters dark walnut gel stain. And I used an oil based polyurethane to finish it. I would have to say though that the qswo really made the look come together.

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