|Project by ChristianViggo||posted 04-23-2013 07:12 AM||1554 views||8 times favorited||18 comments|
Well, I just found LumberJocks, so I thought I should start adding stuff. Here is a nightstand I completed. I’m doing an independent study on furniture in college and wanted to play with cantilevering the top. This was my first go at handcut dovetails, so I’m pleased with how well they came out.
The case has a hidden spline, and then screws that I’ve snugplugged shut. In the future, I would probably biscuit join everything and do a miter joint to hide all the end grain. Unfortunately, I didn’t have a biscuit joiner at the making of this.
Casework and legs are common walnut, drawer sides of maple, drawer bottom 1/4” birch ply. I think next time I will do a solid wood bottom and bevel the edges to fit. Everything is finished with Tried and True Original finish. I like to powerbuff it after it soaks for an hour and do 3 coats waiting 24 hours inbetween.
Does anyone have any critiques of the design, construction, etc?
-- I want to live in a society where people are intoxicated with the joy of making things. - William S. Coperthwaite