|Forum topic by Spur||posted 08-08-2013 01:14 PM||920 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-08-2013 01:14 PM
Going to start a pair of nightstands for the master bedroom in the next 2 weeks, once the master bath remodel is complete. I have in mind approximately what I would like to do but I am hoping someone has some rough plans they can link me to, and suggestions of pitfalls to avoid (I would rather not firewood anything).
I have the walnut veneered plywood ready for the sides and will be picking up the walnut in the next few days for the top, drawer fronts and rails/stiles. I have an idea of how drawers are supposed to work, but pictures of assembly in addition to the flashlight I am using to peer into existing furniture would probably not hurt :)
I am thinking of a sort of 3 drawer shaker style with a little bit of flair. I am very worried about the solid walnut for the top warping due to humidity change. I am not sure if in a house that is an issue, but I want to make sure to do it right.
Finally, I want to do a nice glassy smooth finish. Suggestions for type of finish to use and how to apply would be excellent :)
I know I can probably dig up a lot of the stuff I am curious about in the forums here (I have done a lot of digging) so if you feel I am being a pest by not searching the forums here (which I have) please know that I have already imagined the angsty replies and choose not to respond instead. My reasoning is I am looking for insight with specifics to my project, all in one place, with potential for stuff I have not found in the forums. Thanks folks!!!
-- Henryk, South Carolina