Night Stands

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Project by ScottM posted 05-20-2014 02:11 PM 1361 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are two night stands that I just completed. I’ve sort of been building a bedroom set one piece at a time to replace an old set my wife got as a high school graduation gift. I’ll post the headboard if the bed ever gets made so that I can take pictures!!

These are made of red oak from Bell Forest and Lowes. Red oak is the only hardwood I can buy around here. They are joined with glue and pocket screws with box joints for the drawers. They are stained with Minwax Dark Walnut and then topped with 3 coats of Minwax water based poly that I sprayed with my new HF HVLP sprayer; my first spray project. I think the finish came out ok. Still a lot to learn with using it.

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#1 posted 05-20-2014 02:16 PM

Very nice looking work. Your wife should be thrilled.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-20-2014 06:49 PM

Very nice – if you shoot a lot, you’re gonna LOVE the hvlp

-- 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

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#3 posted 05-20-2014 07:40 PM

It has it pros and cons. Goes on super fast but cleanup takes a little longer. I think I will like it though. I need to get some lacquer and try that. I’ve become quite the fan of the spray can laquer.

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 05:26 AM

They look fantastic! I’m still building up towards my first project with drawers. I hope it turns out even half as good as what you’ve done!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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