Four Nightstands

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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 01-06-2013 10:19 AM 1138 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

*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:

Drawers installed:

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

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#1 posted 01-06-2013 10:54 AM

Excellent project. Nice work.

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#2 posted 01-06-2013 02:52 PM

Nice Project

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#3 posted 01-06-2013 08:53 PM

Nice builds. Fine craftsmanship. Lotsa nice boxjoints.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#4 posted 01-07-2013 02:26 PM

Great looking nightstands! nice builds and the uniformity of each piece plus the beautiful wood make a great project.


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#5 posted 01-07-2013 05:16 PM

Great choice of finish and wood. Truly, you have mad skills. Way to go!

-- "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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