Cherry Nightstand 1 of 2

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Project by RickL posted 515 days ago 1406 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These nightstands have been on my “to-do” list for longer than I can remember and I have finished the first one, all the parts are cut for the second one. Solid cherry sides and top and soft maple base. I used General Finishes Black for the base and Tried & True oil for the cherry. Hand cut dovetails on the drawer. I think the Blum hinges on the door add a nice touch. Unit measures 20”x20”x28” high. Thanks for looking.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#1 posted 515 days ago

Very nice! I like the way you did the base in the dark finish.

-- Better looking at it than for it....

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#2 posted 515 days ago

This looks super Rick. The black really accentuates the beauty of the Cherry. Great Work!

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 515 days ago

Rick, looks great .I was of going to do something like this also…

-- Ed Port Republic

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#4 posted 515 days ago

From the inset door, to the dark base and dovetails alike… stellar.
Anyone who sees or uses this shall reap pleasure from your fine craftsmanship.

And isn’t it great that parts are cut for nightstand # two!
More pictures next time please!

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

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#5 posted 515 days ago

Well crafted! Super nice and you’ve raised the bar! 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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#6 posted 515 days ago

looks real nice i especally like the black on the bottom

-- Punk in PA

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#7 posted 515 days ago

That is a beautiful nightstand that will only get prettier as it ages.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 515 days ago

i like the black base

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

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#9 posted 515 days ago

Very Nice – The black base is a great touch.

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#10 posted 515 days ago

Thanks everyone for the comments. Pinto, i’ll take some construction photos when I start the next one, the other photos I took of this one just didn’t look right with the flash. GF, that’s why I chose the Tried & True oil to leave the cherry natural.

-- Rick, Union,KY

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#11 posted 515 days ago

It’s definitely a nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 514 days ago

Very Nice piece of furniture!! I really like the black base. Its contrast compliments the cherry very well

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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#13 posted 513 days ago

Nice work. Joinery is very well done.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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