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Forum topic by joshtank posted 03-28-2011 04:34 PM 991 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2011 04:34 PM

So i’m slowly but surely getting these night stands done and having fun doing them.

They are red oak. but i have these pieces of poplar for the panels. and i’m thinking the drawer handles would be poplar too, to match and tie together the front. It’ll all be stained probably with some minwax provincial.

i have one question though. the poplar panel has a lot going on. i like it.. is it going to be too much going on though? do you think it’ll pop and be neat, or look too cluttery?

I’ll have the bookmatched piece be split between two nightstands, so the side facing the bed of each nightstand will be matchjng.

i know the top rail isn’t cut to the exact design either, i but i like this. still have to cut the bottom one too.

-- Josh - Jacksonville, FL -

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 06:10 AM

Hi Josh—

A good question. In my experience, a 5 piece door or side that has a showpiece panel has a plain frame.

A 5 piece door that has two species usually has them in contrast—walnut and maple was the rage for a while; that sort of thing.

What’s stylish now? I really don’t know!

You’ve got plenty of movement in the frame, so to my eye the panel wants to be sort of neutral. Is this any help?



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