Nightstands (with sleeping aid)

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Project by WoodScrap posted 03-23-2014 04:41 PM 3243 views 19 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished the nightstands to match the dresser I recently made for my Daughter. The complete bedroom set design is from Woodsmith Magazine, with the nightstand plans from Vol. 35 / No. 208. I built two sets (4 total) one set for my Daughter (antique silver handles to match the dresser) and one set for my Wife (pewter handles). They are made from Quartersawn White Oak and have an early American stain. Three coats of wipe on poly finish them off. I modified the design to provide a “secret” compartment in the back to hold some home protection. While I enjoyed the build I have to confess that doing four of everything was getting a little tedious and took longer obviously to complete the project.

Thanks For Looking.


-- Rick -Tulsa

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#1 posted 03-23-2014 05:13 PM

Stellar work!

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 05:35 PM

Great job keeping hand gun handy yet safely stored. Really good looking night stand. Thanks for sharing

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#3 posted 03-23-2014 06:13 PM

Hello Rick,

Real craftsman work !

Good to hear and to see that you have finished the nightstands for your daughter (and your wife) Is your son in law back in the USA?. Now you can build your army T and J Military Truck?

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#4 posted 03-23-2014 07:54 PM

Outstanding. I understand the reluctance to make multiples. However, I am sure the time spent was greatly appreciated.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 03-24-2014 12:09 AM

Nice work, love the wood choice

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#6 posted 03-24-2014 12:16 AM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 03-24-2014 01:51 AM

Beautiful! I really love the hidden compartment.
Thanks for sharing!

-- Jim

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#8 posted 03-24-2014 02:24 AM

Great looking work!

-- Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#9 posted 03-24-2014 03:44 AM

Nice looking night stands

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#10 posted 03-24-2014 04:12 AM

Beautiful night stands!

-- Have a happy day!

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#11 posted 03-24-2014 05:22 AM

Nice work Rick. I had that kimber for a minute. I traded for a Springfield equivalent.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#12 posted 03-24-2014 07:53 AM

Bang up job!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#13 posted 03-24-2014 10:05 AM

Really nice build, am hoping to make something similar in future. Was initially mystified by your “with sleeping aid” description, but all became clear with final pics. Being Scottish was expecting a flask/container for a wee dram but on reflection I suppose the effect is similar, although perhaps to differing degrees, with both our solutions.
Once again, well done (and cheers).

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#14 posted 03-24-2014 11:31 AM

Rick love the work. Such great details. These are real beautys…. Love the secret compartment as well. Did I see the laptop on Lumberjocks on the backround? LOL We are addicted to this great site.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 03-24-2014 11:48 AM

I also thought the “sleeping aid” was gonna be a liquor bottle in a sliding drawer :-)

The protection compartment idea is a good one, so long as they dont push the nightstand up tight to a wall. In a panic you may not be able to grab it quickly (and quietly) enough when needed (which hopefully will be never)

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