Shaker Night Stands

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Project by DustyMark posted 02-25-2013 04:20 PM 1383 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed June 1991. This pair of Shaker night stands fit perfectly with our pencil post bed. Drawer sides and frames are made of poplar and the rest is cherry. Notice the routed profile on the top inside edge of the drawer front. This small touch adds greatly to the looks of the drawer when open. I bought the knobs for this piece. I hadn’t starting turning my own drawer knobs at that stage of my woodworking.

I bought wood for the top from a friend. It was thick enough to resaw and yield two tops. However the wood apparently wasn’t dried properly. It was under a lot of stress and began to warp immediately. If I’m ever reaching in the drawer and the screws let loose from the top, it will probably knock me out when it springs up!!!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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#1 posted 02-25-2013 08:27 PM

I always like the shaker and Craftsman/ Mission styles and you cought it … right on.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#2 posted 02-26-2013 01:58 AM

Beautiful nightstands.

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#3 posted 02-26-2013 06:36 AM

Nice work.

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#4 posted 02-26-2013 01:45 PM

These are very nice. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 02-27-2013 05:16 PM

Great work on the beautiful nightstands. Like the classy look and finish.

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