Night Stand (DONE) - goes w/bedroom set, previously

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Project by steve posted 03-07-2013 12:58 AM 1671 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well…finished the set.
The Bed, Dresser, and now the Night Stand.
All Hard Maple/Cherry. I plan on posting a few pics of all 3 together in the home, when I deliver the Night Stand…which I am applying the finish to now.
I did these pieces mostly in my spare time, it was for a close friend.
I am very satisfied with the results, and so are they!
I will be posting the 3 piece pics soon as I take them…Thanks for all your comments along the way!

-- steve/USA

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 02:44 AM

Ooh, I like it! I really like it!

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 09:18 AM

A real Beauty! Great color and details…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 03-08-2013 12:26 AM

I realize the dove’s are machined, I get slack sometimes(from other lumberjocks) for not doing hand cuts and calling my pieces “Fine Furniture”...I do, I can, I love the flexibility of hand cutting, but only when it can be absorbed into the price, it is very time consuming and eventually a lot more expensive.
I like the uniformity of the look this achieved anyways…It looks clean and neat.

-- steve/USA

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#4 posted 03-08-2013 01:47 AM


It is well done. The contrasting finger joints work. Also like the drawer slides. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 03:27 PM


Great work. I love the look of the two woods, the color is light and gives a fresh look that doesn’t dull compared to some dark finishes. Thanks for posting your pics.

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 03:36 PM

nice work these slide’s wasnt easy to do.

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#7 posted 07-10-2013 11:34 PM

Thanks all!

-- steve/USA

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#8 posted 09-13-2015 12:11 AM


The entire set looks good. Did you create the design or build from other plans?
I’m planning on something similar and need a set of plans since I have no design experience.

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#9 posted 09-13-2015 12:56 AM

wow, thanks for the reply…I built that a long time ago.

No, I had no plans, have none…I just did it on the fly. I made a crude pencil sketch, and figured all from that.

The first thing I did was made sure the carcass (interior frame) was perfect. Everything depends on the precise absolute measurements of the face frame, and interior frames.
Do the drawer(s) after.
Make sure you have the top as a floating top, I used table-top apron fasteners…allow it to expand & contract.
I used Rockler fasteners, they “ride” in a 3/32” saw kerf.
The top I built was 4 – 5”pieces of a glue up…I suggest you don’t use wide pieces for a top…it may warp/cup, in time. I used 4” wide glue-ups for the top.
The wood is all Cherry, and Maple. I used 1/4” Maple Veneered ply for the side panels, back, and drawer bottom, only.

As far as specs, I have no records for that. I do it…as I do it ;)

-- steve/USA

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#10 posted 09-13-2015 01:10 AM

...also, it was all mortise and tenon, but from the router, all 1/4” floating tenons.

I did the uprights on the horizontal router.
I made the tenons from 1/4” Maple material and bull-nosed it to make tenons to fit the Routed 1/4” slots.

I assured the mortise & the tenons were slacking in overall tightness, I wanted room for the glue to ‘breathe’.

It has been a few years since this piece has survived, I “know” as a fact, because it is my Fathers bed stand, that it has survived, and is in good standing, ha ha, ;)

-- steve/USA

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