Antique replica nightstands

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Project by Rich_LI posted 03-19-2014 06:37 PM 977 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made two nightstands to match two antique dressers for my daughter. The dressers were 100+ years old, I had disassembled and refinished them a few years ago. I used the same techniques to build the nightstands, no screws, only traditional joinery. The only “short cut” I did was how I made the bent top draw, I used 4 layers of 1/4” oak ply with relief cuts , glued and clamped in two clam shell braces using Polyurethane glue, then trimmed them and veneered the edges. I included one picture of the dresser I copied. This was a good Father Daughter project

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#1 posted 03-19-2014 07:01 PM

Let me be the first to say How nice that is. I have a double bow front stand and have wanted to duplicate it but keep wimping out. Good on you for jumping in

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 07:45 PM

That’s beautiful! Was the original bent front steam bent or can you tell?


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#3 posted 03-19-2014 08:23 PM

one dresser was 3 laminates that were steam bent, the other was cut from a thick piece of oak.

-- Rich LI, Life is short, buy more tools !

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 04:31 AM

very nice

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#5 posted 03-21-2014 06:37 AM

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

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#6 posted 02-14-2017 07:13 PM

This replica looks very authentic and is so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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