|Project by MrLaughingbrook||posted 01-06-2013 10:19 AM||1091 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
*I started with a desire to learn to make the half lap mitre joint and ended with four nightstands.
I made oak and maple half lap mitre jointed frames with poplar as the secondary wood until I ran out of stock. The half lap miters pinned with square pegs looked nice to me:
So, a stack of frames and false fronts made sense as the idea for nightstands began to form:
Some edge banded plywood for the sides:
Bases with accent in walnut plugs to cover the screws:
Four cases, two in maple, two in oak resulted:
A stack of drawers in maple and cedar:
Tops made from single panel then crosscut for grain symmetry over the pairs:
Some pulls from scraps of the tops:
Final product, one for each kid, two for the master bedroom:
Everyone seems happy with their new nightstands, hope you all enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed the woodworking.
-- Mr. Laughingbrook