Antique replica nightstands

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Project by Rich_LI posted 03-19-2014 06:37 PM 772 views 0 times favorited 5 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 - Your imagination is your only holdup

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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

-- Be yourself everyone else is already taken.

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

Very Nice! & Well Done! Thanks For Posting.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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