Arts and Crafts Style Nightstand

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Project by KirkSawdustmaker posted 01-18-2013 12:29 AM 2585 views 5 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry nightstand based on a similar style I saw on-line. It’s stained in Colonial Maple to keep the color light. The style is Arts and Crafts, with a McIntosh style cabinet door. The decorative wood is walnut. This was my first attempt at doing dovetail slides for the drawer. I spent about a day sanding different spots to get it to open and close smoothly. You’re never exactly sure what’s binding till you find it.

All of the joinery is mortise and tenon except for the tabletop and base. Those are pocket holes. The slats for the cabinet door were the trickiest. They just didn’t seem to want to line up right. And yes, I did half blind dovetails for the drawer. Oh, the drawer is maple. I had some left over from a previous project and it seemed like the right thing to use. The inside drawer slide is mahogany.

-- Have saw, Will travel

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#1 posted 01-18-2013 12:59 AM

Very nice project with great details! Thanks for posting.

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

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#2 posted 01-18-2013 01:01 AM

I like it. Nice job on the drawers too.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#3 posted 01-18-2013 02:37 AM

great night stand

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 01-18-2013 04:36 AM

Great design a very good build.

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#5 posted 01-18-2013 08:14 PM

Very nice nightstand! Now you need another one for the other side of the bed!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#6 posted 01-18-2013 08:47 PM

Sigh Dean, That’s just what the wife said. Guess I’m headed back to the lumberyard.


-- Have saw, Will travel

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