The final assembly consisted of remounting the drawer slides, attaching the drawer front, attaching the top assembly, and installing back panel. In a previous installment of this blog I had installed the drawer slides. I removed them to ...
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Location: Huntsville, AL
I am an engineer by trade and relatively new at woodworking. I enjoy making pieces from repurposed wood and also enjoy making more traditional pieces. I have a 16'x24' dedicated shop with a table saw, miter saw, bandsaw, jointer, thickness planer, drill press, sanders, and dust collection. All of my power tools and benches are mobile, making reconfiguration and cleaning very easy.
I contracted out the construction of the structure of my shop but did all the finish work: electrical, insulation, wall coverings, and heating/cooling.
-- Todd, Huntsville, AL
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Since I needed this nightstand to match our existing bedroom furniture I decided to mix the stain myself. I was not satisfied with the results using off-the-shelf oil-based stains so I decided to try my hand at using dye stains. I ordered some T...
I was going to use dovetails or boxjoints for the drawers but I decided to go simple. After all I have cabinet drawers constructed with less integrity that have been abused for more than 20 years. I had some poplar that needed using so I glued...
In this installment I’ll be covering the carcass construction which includes assembling the face frame, sides and base. I’m not covering the construction of the face frame because it’s a very simple face frame assembled with poc...
In this entry I will cover the top construction for the nightstand. Before I get started I want to apologize for not having many pictures of the top construction. You may be asking “What’s the big deal about the top? It’s just...