Cherry Nightstand

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Project by Todd posted 06-10-2014 01:58 PM 1626 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cherry nightstand I made for our bedroom. It is designed to match the style of our existing furniture.

I had many firsts in building this piece:

- First major cherry project
- Using a pattern and pattern bit to duplicate the skirt pattern from our original furniture
- The use of water-based dye stain rather than oil-based pigment stain
- Using HVLP sprayer for final coat application
- Using an airbrush for glazing effects

For more details see my construction blog:

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#1 posted 06-10-2014 02:38 PM

Looks good. I recently did nightstands with Transfast dyes as well (though on maple). What was your finishing schedule? Mine was water to raise grain, sand, dye, de-waxed shellac to seal, and a couple coats of GF high performance poly. I think I like your topcoat better.

Edit: Nevermind, went to blog and commented. Excellent work!

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#2 posted 06-10-2014 03:42 PM

Very nice job. Looks beautiful.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 04:19 PM

Yes Sir, include me in saying, that night stand looks pretty good. You did a fine job. !!!

I have made a couple of these, there is a lot of time involved on these stands,,,,,but in typing this, the piece does not have to cover the whole side of a room, to be complicated. Small wooden pieces such as Jewelry boxes can also be an example.

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 06:15 PM

It’s a beautiful night stand and well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 06-11-2014 08:00 AM

Have been following your build, you did an amazing job! Very beautiful, but now you know she will want one just like in on her side…
Outstanding craftsmanship

-- David, Norwood Mass, [email protected]

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#6 posted 06-11-2014 02:26 PM

Very nice! Did the original set include one nightstand? Can you post the side-by-side comparison?


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#7 posted 06-11-2014 08:30 PM

David, this one is hers. haha. I gotta make me one now.
Paul, we did not buy the nightstand for the original set and they are not available now. I should take a pic with the nightstand next to our Captain’s chest, which is where I copied the skirt and top from.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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#8 posted 06-27-2014 02:50 PM

Nice work Todd. I really like the detail on the feet.

-- Paul, Duvall, WA

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