Stained Maple Nightstand(s)

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Project by Don posted 369 days ago 922 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, after 25 years, my wife finally got her very own nightstand. Made one for myself too so they’d match.

This is a combination of several designs I saw in the interwebs with some input from my wife as well…gents, we all know who has the final say, right?

Maple hardwood and Birch plywood make up the carcass and the drawers have Maple fronts with Poplar sides and backs.

Stained with Minwax Jacobean to match the bed and several coats of Varathane followed. My wife did all the staining and Varathaning.

This was a fun project but loooooooooooooooong overdue.


-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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#1 posted 369 days ago

Very nice work. Now you can stop using the dog house. lol

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#2 posted 369 days ago

I really like the design of those.

I thought I was the only person to ever stain maple with Jacobean!

Wish I could get my wife involved in the shop.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 365 days ago

It looks elegant. Like the design especially the legs and the stain. Great job!

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#4 posted 360 days ago

Did you follow any plans for this project?

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#5 posted 359 days ago

No plans were followed Jason. SWMBO went looking on the ‘net for some pictures of nightstands and this is a result of combining the features she likes most of 3 of them.

-- -- Don in Ottawa,

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