Two For Christmas and Her Birthday

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Project by brianinpa posted 01-01-2009 02:38 AM 2035 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With two days separating Christmas and my wife’s birthday, if I make one something, I always have to make two. These are two matching side tables for my wife to put to use. I started this project as a way to get rid of on old chair that she has her alarm clock and sleep apnea machine sitting on, and I am afraid she now wants me to re-stain our bed to match these tables and our dressers. I wish I could be angry with her about staining the bed, but I never liked the way it looked to begin with.

These are 26” tall by 14” wide and 19” deep. The lumber came from some Pine pallets that I got from work: cheap wood is great! I don’t really like working with pine because of the amount of dust it creates and it wreaks havoc on my sinuses, but she wanted them to match her bed, so as it always goes: what she wants, she gets. She also wanted a semi-distressed looked so the pallet lumber worked great: I didn’t need to bother with filling the staple holes.

Finish is dark walnut stain and two coats of poly (so far: I plan on adding two more coats, but the temperature dropped too much to finish them right now). I saved this wood from the scarp yard, but I know for sure that I am tossing the old chair she currently uses.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#1 posted 01-01-2009 02:42 AM

nice job. I am sure she will love them

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#2 posted 01-01-2009 02:46 AM

Great Job 2 is better then one The Wife Will Love Them

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-01-2009 02:59 AM

Nice job Brian. If momma ain’t happy, nobodies happy. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#4 posted 01-01-2009 05:55 AM

Nice tables Brian. Free wood is good wood.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 04-29-2009 09:15 PM

Very nice job. I love the color.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#6 posted 04-30-2009 02:51 AM

Thanks Wayne,

Dark walnut on pine always looks good, but now I have to do the bed.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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