Walnut night stand / bedside table

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 01-26-2009 02:17 AM 10012 views 16 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the finally finished nightstand I’ve been making for my son. Took me long enough and missed his birthday by a month, but I’m pleased with the results. Family jobs always fall behind paying jobs. Here’s a link to the blog of the progress for some background. It’s all mortise and tenon and panel construction, dovetailed drawer, front and back.

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#1 posted 01-26-2009 02:27 AM

solid walnut is just so beautiful…and shows so well in simple things…this is a how a nightstand can be perfect.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#2 posted 01-26-2009 02:44 AM

Very nice job. I’m going to have to do something in walnut one of these days. Always looks so nice. I’m sure your son will enjoy this for years to come. Thanks for the post.

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#3 posted 01-26-2009 02:49 AM

yes, very nice work. for some reason this looks so much nicer than (what i imagine anyway!) it would look like in oak.

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#4 posted 01-26-2009 03:14 AM

nice work. A classic

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 01-26-2009 03:50 AM

Love that walnut. Great project!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 01-26-2009 04:12 AM

Very nice work and I love the walnut.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#7 posted 01-26-2009 03:49 PM

What’s not to like, and only a month behind? For me, that is about 8 months ahead of schedule :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#8 posted 01-26-2009 06:35 PM

Pretty wood and great execution. I’ll bet your son is very pleased with what Dad wrought.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#9 posted 01-26-2009 07:15 PM

I am with snowdog, you are just in time. Very nice sidetable.

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#10 posted 01-27-2009 07:51 AM

Thanks for the positive comments guys. I really enjoyed making this piece. I made it simple but heavy. I’m hoping it is a piece that will be around for my kids, grandkids, and greatgrandkids. Furniture used to last 200 hundred years, I’m hoping this one comes close.

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#11 posted 03-20-2009 01:48 AM

This turned out very nice. Would you tell me where you got the plans? That is if you don’t mind. Thanks.

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#12 posted 07-29-2009 07:00 AM

I got the plans from table. Cost was $5.95 with electronic download of a PDF. The plans were pretty good, plenty good enough to build from.

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#13 posted 08-05-2009 05:43 PM

This is a fantastic piece . The Walnut is beautiful and your Craftsmanship is excellent !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#15 posted 04-13-2013 02:47 AM

Beautiful night stand.

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