Nightstand Project

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Project by gforcegarcia posted 11-28-2012 03:18 PM 1924 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are the Maple Bedside tables that I built. I used the plan from Wood Magazine Nov 2008. My wife bought me the plan here. I made a few changes. I built one deep drawer instead of two shallow drawers and I made the top a bit smaller. I also used pocket screws instead of mortise and tenon construction. I did this to speed up the building process. I Had to get the tables done before winter set in. This was my first time laminating material for legs. Kind of a pain. Next time I would make a trip to the hardwood dealer for thicker material. The finish is Tried And True Varnish Oil. The tables match my dresser and mirror that I also completed this summer. I found a nice matching bed frame in a local furniture store that I will use as inspiration for my next project. I have to build some other odds and ends to complete my bedroom set. I have really enjoyed getting back in the shop this year. It was a very productive summer by my standards.

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#1 posted 11-28-2012 03:27 PM

Great set of night stands, the tapered legs came out sweet also the timber looks grand…BC

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#2 posted 11-28-2012 04:48 PM

Can it be any more elegant?

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#3 posted 11-28-2012 05:27 PM

Very clean and nice build.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 11-28-2012 09:39 PM

Meritorious project!

-- "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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#5 posted 11-28-2012 09:49 PM

Looks good

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 11-29-2012 04:13 AM

Nice job on all of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 12-05-2012 01:14 AM

nice work, congrats.

-- John, Phoenix-AZ

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