Night Stand from church pew lumber

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Project by oldreddog posted 02-07-2013 03:22 PM 1698 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this night stand using old Qt. sawn church pew lumber I found on CL.
I paid 25 bucks for 8 boards.
I did not use any plans , just worked from a photo I found online of a night stand I liked.
All mortise and tenon joints.
It took about a 10 days on and off to build.
I hoping to build a chest of drawers to go along with this and the bed I built at Christmas.
The disease I contracted is slowly robbing me of my ability to work more than a few hours at a time.
So these projects take me longer than before.
I enjoy looking at all your work out there.
I just thought I would share this little project with all of you.

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 02-07-2013 04:29 PM

Very nice looking. Church pews generally are top quality wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 02-07-2013 04:35 PM

Very nice. You chose a beautifully “rayed” piece for the drawer. Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's "opinion" on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 02-08-2013 09:17 AM

Great job, I also love the look of the drawer piece, whole piece looks great of course too

-- Ben from IL

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#4 posted 02-08-2013 12:45 PM

Gorgeous wood and well done on the build. Thanks for sharing!

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#5 posted 02-08-2013 12:51 PM

Good stuff, RedDog! Looks like the one I built from reclaimed lumber, too. A great piece you’ll get lots of use out of. Enjoy your time in the shop!

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#6 posted 02-08-2013 03:52 PM

It is great looking and sturdy. Like the joinery, finish and the amazing wood grain. Well done!

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 05:14 PM

Gorgeous! I too have some old church pews to work with. Some butternut and some oak. I’m hoping to get the time to build a kitchen table out of the butternut. Nice job on the stand. I love the piece you used for the drawer front!

-- A person of integrity never speaks of it...he walks in it...

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#8 posted 02-25-2013 05:59 AM

Great nightstand! I like the solid proportions and the wonderful dovetails too.
Nice work.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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