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Project by SouthFloridaSun posted 338 days ago 961 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a very simple and quick pair of nightstands I created for my mother in law who want simplistic with no drawers. I bought all pine, mainly because she is going to paint them white so why waste the money on oak, 2×2 for the legs, 1×6 for the sides, and 1×3 for the top. I cut the 6 1×3 to 15” long and glued and clamped them over night for the table top. I cut the legs to 26” high, the sides to 11” long. I put two pocket holes on each side of the sides for the legs and two on the top of each side for the top. I off set the sides so that they were exactly in the middle of the legs to give it a bit more depth. After attaching all four sides with 1 1/4 course pocket screws I sanded the top to a seamless finish and attached it with 1 1/4 course pocket screws.





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Marty Smoley

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#1 posted 338 days ago

Very nice. Simple is good. I make stuff out of pine a lot because it’s less expensive and readily available. I also like to use pallets for things because i can get the Heat treated ones for free at work. I like the night stands :)

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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SouthFloridaSun

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#2 posted 338 days ago

Thanks I would have liked to done drawers and a shelve on the bottom but she wanted it simple to they did’nt just become junk collectors

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 338 days ago

This is a nice clean project and looks really good.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 337 days ago

I like it!

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#5 posted 336 days ago

Wonderful pieces

-- Norman

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#6 posted 334 days ago

Like it. Simple but well made, has clean lines. I’m sure MIL likes it.

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