Tiled night stand

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Project by CodeNameDarkBlue posted 12-28-2012 03:10 PM 1630 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a variation of Woodsmith Shop’s Tile Top Table.

I made the table out of pine stained with Old Masters’ dark walnut stain. I am very happy with how the staining turned out. There is a shelf on the bottom and I incorporated a drawer under the top. The drawer doesn’t slide as easily as I hoped. This is the first time I installed drawer slides. Any and all advice on how to install them would be greatly appreciated. I used 6×6 slate on the top with silver grout.

Overall this was a fun yet challenging build for me. Thank you for looking!

-- Adam - teaching history, coaching football, and crafting some of the finest saw dust around....

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-28-2012 05:11 PM

Looks good. Drawer slides vary from type to type. Just follow manufacturers instructions.

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

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#2 posted 12-28-2012 05:17 PM

Nice table, it looks nice with your choice of grain pattern; gave it some personallity.
I have purchased a bunch of drawer slide jigs and haven’t found any that work yet, ya still have to diddle with them to make the slides work right. The last few pieces I built I went back to the old dado and rail method like in the old library tables.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 05:53 PM

Good job

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#4 posted 12-28-2012 07:13 PM

Measurements are critical to the glides working properly. The drawer box for standard ball bearing 3/4 or full extension glides should be 1” less than the drawer opening width. I usually subtract 1/2” for the height of the box allowing 1/4” clearance top and bottom. The other important factor is to insure the mounting board or side of the cabinet is square to the face of the opening, a 1/16” variance will cause the glide to be stiff when pulling the drawer out. Mounting the glides to box should be the same, I use a shop made “L” jig fir this. Another point is to use the proper screws for mounting the glides, follow the manufactures instructions, the wrong screw head may cause binding when opening or closing the drawer. Hope these tips help with your future projects.

-- frosty

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