Nightstands (with sleeping aid)

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Project by WoodScrap posted 153 days ago 2058 views 17 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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#2 posted 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

Nice work, love the wood choice

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#6 posted 152 days ago

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#7 posted 152 days ago

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

-- Jim

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#8 posted 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

Nice looking night stands

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#10 posted 152 days ago

Beautiful night stands!

-- Have a happy day!

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#11 posted 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

Bang up job!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.

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#13 posted 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

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 152 days ago

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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