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Walnut Stickley Night Stand

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Project by camps764 posted 05-29-2013 06:09 PM 1890 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First attempt at a stickley/arts and crafts piece.

Solid walnut construction.

Legs are made from 4 pieces of 4/4 lumber, laminated and fit together. Tapered using a shop made tapering jig.

Sides, and back are solid panel. Top is laminated from 4 smaller boards.

Everything was jointed and flattened by hand – this is the first time I did this on an entire project and loved it.

Drawers have birch ply boxes and slide on solid wood runners. Planning to reconstruct the boxes down the road.

Finish is a wipe on/wipe off mix of equal parts BLO/Satin Poly/Mineral Spirits.

-- Steve





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Dusty56

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#1 posted 05-29-2013 06:20 PM

Beautiful table with some awesome grain : )!
I guess I’m not familiar with what makes this a Stickley design ? Could you share some details with me ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#2 posted 05-29-2013 06:40 PM

Very nice work Steve.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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camps764

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#3 posted 05-29-2013 07:04 PM

Thanks guys! Dusty – to be honest I’m not sure what details or elements make it stickley that Is just what it is called in the shop notes for craftsman furniture book. I would also be interested if any a and c guy out there can lend insight I am just starting to learn about this style of furniture

P.s. the top is actually square the perspective in the photo makes it look squirrely

-- Steve

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#4 posted 05-29-2013 07:13 PM

Thanks , I’ll wait for someone else to enlighten us then : ) No matter what , it is a great looking table.

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#5 posted 05-29-2013 08:29 PM

Steve,
I think you nailed it! I love A&C as well as Stickley, well done!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#6 posted 05-29-2013 08:43 PM

Very nice work. I love the Stickley look.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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camps764

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 12:28 AM

Now that I’m at home I’m looking at the book. I don’t know that it counts as a Stickley….in the book it says ‘Gustav Stickley’ in small letters and in the large title letters it says ‘No. 641 Nightstand.

Now I’ll be on the hunt to figure out what makes a Stickley a Stickley…

-- Steve

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#8 posted 05-30-2013 05:08 AM

Nice work brother. I really like it. Looks pretty Stickley to me. I can name some of the characteristics if you like.

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#9 posted 05-30-2013 09:39 AM

Nice work, love the Arts and Crafts style. Congrats…

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

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#10 posted 05-30-2013 12:09 PM

Thanks Ken!

Red – that would be great!

-- Steve

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#11 posted 05-30-2013 12:25 PM

Very nice looking piece, looks very well made.

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#12 posted 05-30-2013 01:33 PM

This is a Stickley piece. His piece’s were numbered as such in “The Craftsman” magazine he published. Of course this design is subtle, but the slightly inset flush-mount drawers, and the lack of an upper rail (no rail between the top drawer and the table top) is definitely Stickley.

This was a great piece to start A&C with Camp. It’s an unforgiving style of furniture to make. There are no moldings to hid mistakes, most joinery is exposed, but it will make you a better woodworker. Since your local, I have a lot of A&C books you are welcome to….if your bit by the A&C bug;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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camps764

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#13 posted 05-30-2013 02:22 PM

The kind words from everyone mean a lot to me!

Red- thanks for the insights I should have remembered the lack of top rail thing! This is a criticism/hallmark that I’ve seen pointed out in a lot of the article and books I’ve looked at. Also thanks for the offer on the books! Some day when we can get our schedules to match ill have to take you up on that

-- Steve

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#14 posted 05-30-2013 02:58 PM

Wow! Very nice and creative work!!

-- Marty from MinneSNOWta

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#15 posted 05-31-2013 03:17 AM

Nicely done. Definitely Stickley. Here is the catalog entry for that piece in from Stickley:

http://www.stickley.com/OurProducts_Details.cfm?id=3127&Collection=ClassicsCherry&finish==

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