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Maple & Cherry Nightstands

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Blog series by HappyHowie updated 06-16-2016 05:15 AM 2 parts 2201 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Legs & Plywood Parts

06-08-2016 06:18 PM by HappyHowie | 0 comments »

After an inventory of my hardwood and sheet goods, I determined I had enough lumber for two nightstands. This project is for my granddaughter Kayln. These nightstands will complement the eight drawer dresser I made her last year. I will also make her a mirror frame that she can hang over the dresser. I made a template for the legs. From there I made twelve legs in hopes of having eight good ones to use for these two nightstands. I also cut the maple plywood to their first dimensi...

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Part 2: Nearly Finished

06-16-2016 05:15 AM by HappyHowie | 1 comment »

I have been spending my time in the shop to complete these nightstands instead of entering updates in my blog. Today I took the glued up drawer boxes and fitted them to their respective nightstand. I decided to cut dovetails for the sides where it fastens to the drawer front. I decided to go this way instead of cutting half-blind dovetails into the cherry drawer fronts. However, I made the cherry drawer fronts to match exactly the size of the poplar lumber I fitted with hand planes to t...

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