Ask what they want for Christmas and they will tell you so I asked and this is the result of one request. It’s a night stand made to dimensions to fit in a given area and height.
I had on hand a finished 5/4 oak board that was 8” wide but it already had a dark finish on it. The planer took care of that and still ended up with 7/8” thick plank. I also had to trim the edges to erase the dark stain/finish wich took it to 8 1/4” wide.
The legs started out as 1 1/4” oak that was trimmed down to 1” square and finished prior to assembly.
The stand is 22” high x 24” wide (top) and 17 1/2” deep. I used my Kreig pocket fixture for carcus assembly and dados on the doors. Another thing I like to do is use 1/4” oak slats x 2 1/2” or so wide and half lap them for the door and carcus panels to attain a ‘loose’ non-glue assembly. The only down side to that is they all have to be finished prior to assembly because of their movement with the environment.
The really neat aspect of this project is that everything was scrap including the 8” oak plank. It all had been thrown away 10 or so years ago –
I did pick out some nice (new) 1/4” luan for the floor and back section and they were finshed prior to assembly as well.
-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them