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One of a pair of nightstands for a customer. Hard Maple, designed, stained and finished to match an existing bed. Satin finish hardware, shop made drawer slides.
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#1 posted 03-28-2007 10:42 PM
I like the round legs and how they show from the top.
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#2 posted 03-28-2007 10:59 PM
Nice. I like the legs and the curved back piece. Did you turn the legs yourself?
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#3 posted 03-28-2007 11:04 PM
this is truly elegant—elegant with a … hmmm something twist to it.
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
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#4 posted 03-29-2007 12:15 AM
Very nice nightstands. And the leg treatment adds to the uniqueness
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#5 posted 03-29-2007 01:56 AM
Very nice Dez. I like the leg treatment too. Thanks for sharing.
By the way, let’s see if I remember my Heinlein correctly.There Ain’t No Such Thing As A Free Lunch Ever.
Ok, I know that’s not it but how close am I?
-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!
#6 posted 03-29-2007 02:08 AM
Thanks to everyone for the comments. Sawdust – Yes I turned the legs, they were glued up from quartered stock to get the same grain all the way around. everything was joined using mortise and loose tenons. Debbie – The customer called it “understated elegance”.Chip – On the nose! Why is it that while I have loads of design ideas, the easiest pieces are the ones where the customers already know pretty much what they want?Maybe I am afraid of the reception my designs will get, maybe because the piece is already sold.Dez
#7 posted 03-29-2007 02:10 PM
you should make 2 Dez—one the way the customer “thinks” he/she wants it and one with your own designs—you can always sell “their” version so someone else…
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#8 posted 03-29-2007 03:58 PM
Thanks for ending that mystery for me Chip!
Nice nightstand Dez, lets see some more of your great ideas – don’t be afraid of success!
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#9 posted 03-29-2007 05:42 PM
I like it. Did you match the style to the bed as well as the finish?
-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah
#10 posted 03-29-2007 06:08 PM
DebbieThats an idea. I have to make sure to sell stuff, no more room in the house (500 sq ft)(I have the perfect setup, 500 sq ft house and 3500 sq ft shop, including storage areas).DrewThe bed has the same design elements, turned legs, edge glued solid wood panels and curves.I just reduced the proportions to fit the size of the nightstands. The only thing missing was some stainless accents that the customer couldn’t afford to replicate.Thanks again everyone for the positive feedback.As soon as time permits I will get some more projects posted.
#11 posted 03-29-2007 08:52 PM
The house seemed small to me at first, until you mentioned the shop. Yeah, that sounds just about right.
#12 posted 03-29-2007 10:58 PM
Very good Scott
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