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Project by HappyHowie posted 06-22-2016 03:29 PM 2168 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I completed these two nightstands for my granddaughter Kayln. These were built from plans I purchased from Wood Magazine. I purchased the complete bedroom set that included the 8 drawer dresser , a mirror frame , these nightstands and I believe a headboard. I made the eight drawer dresser last year. Eventually I will make the mirror frame that will hang on the wall above the dresser.

I did not take the opportunity to photograph this nightstand in Kayln’s bedroom. That chance has past. This photo of the two nightstands in my shop is the only photo I have of the completed set.

I made the 8 drawer dresser with metal drawer slides. It was a nice learning experience , and my first, of hand fitting the drawers to their nightstand drawer pockets.

The original plan like the 8 drawer dresser specified a solid hardwood maple top. I made cherry hardwood tops for these nightstands because that was the hardwood I had on hand.

-- --- Happy Howie

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#1 posted 06-22-2016 03:40 PM

VERY NICE GREAT JOB ….... 1 thing I don’t like clean shop floor cleaner then my kitchen table LOL

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#2 posted 06-22-2016 03:49 PM

these look really nice – love the wood choice as well

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#3 posted 06-22-2016 05:43 PM

Very nice, they’re beautiful


-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#4 posted 06-22-2016 08:08 PM

Nice looking nightstands, wood looks great. Nice clean shop too

-- Dave Peura

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#5 posted 06-22-2016 08:17 PM

very nice

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#6 posted 06-22-2016 10:28 PM

Elegant and modern looking!

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#7 posted 06-23-2016 05:34 AM


-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 06-23-2016 05:34 AM

Thanks, guys. Like sAid “fitting the drawers with my bench planes was a fun learning experience. However, I cannot see me ever making another project with biscuits. The glue went everywhere and there were too many pieces to keep tract of with so much movement with the parts. I would cut dadoes instead for the plywood parts.

-- --- Happy Howie

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