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Project by RickL posted 02-22-2013 05:42 PM 1537 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 firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com





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#1 posted 02-22-2013 06:25 PM

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 02-22-2013 06:41 PM

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 02-22-2013 07:03 PM

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

-- Ed Port Republic

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 09:49 PM

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 02-22-2013 10:31 PM

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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punk

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#6 posted 02-23-2013 01:08 AM

looks real nice i especally like the black on the bottom

-- Punk in PA

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#7 posted 02-23-2013 02:03 AM

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 02-23-2013 02:14 AM

i like the black base

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

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#9 posted 02-23-2013 12:04 PM

Very Nice – The black base is a great touch.

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RickL

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#10 posted 02-23-2013 12:51 PM

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 firstlightwoodworking.blogspot.com

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#11 posted 02-23-2013 01:47 PM

It’s definitely a nice piece. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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 02-24-2013 02:28 AM

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

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina, http://www.scicaskets.com

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#13 posted 02-24-2013 08:11 PM

Nice work. Joinery is very well done.

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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