My wife and I loved the nightstands from Pintodeluxe we found on his blog, and I decided to try and replicate them. I decided to use oak, though it is not quartersawn, and Kreg joinery where possible. I have not nearly reached the skill level that Pinto has, but thought I would give it a shot anyway. Looking at his blog, we realized that the set he made would be a little large for our taste, so I sized them down a bit. Thanks for sharing your project Pinto!
The Kreg joinery makes it a lot easier for me, I don’t have a lot of joinery equipment or experience but hope to get both in the future. This was a real learning experience for me, and I made a few errors, but overall the project is coming along nicely. I’m in the process of staining and finishing.
I bought figure eights for the tops, but I’m not sure if the screws should be left a little loose to allow for seasonal movement? Any advice would be appreciated!
-- The craftsman is his own harshest critic... Jeff (me)