Curly Maple Nightstand

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Project by waffles posted 02-25-2016 05:19 AM 2014 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A nightstand built from curly maple and walnut!

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#1 posted 02-25-2016 05:37 AM

A great combination! Everything about it is perfect, an awesome top and a lamp to match. The drawers look great! I wouldn’t be able to quit staring at it if it was in my house.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#2 posted 02-25-2016 09:22 AM

Sweet set up, Love the design.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-25-2016 11:57 AM

Oh my gosh – absolutely gorgeous, like said above – I couldn’t get anything else done for staring at this beautiful piece of furniture
This should be in the top 3 by noon

-- 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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#4 posted 02-25-2016 12:57 PM

Beutiful table. Great design, I love that you made your own knobs, the two woods contrast very well together

-- Andy Smith

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#5 posted 02-25-2016 01:49 PM

Very nice! Could you share what you used as a finish? I’m new to woodworking and love picking up tips from the folks that obviously have been doing this for a while based on the beauty of the projects (like yours!)

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#6 posted 02-25-2016 02:26 PM

Great design, nice craftsmanship. All matching.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 02-25-2016 03:09 PM

beautiful piece

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#8 posted 02-25-2016 07:01 PM

Very attractive. Beautiful complimenting lamp as well.
Nice job.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#9 posted 02-25-2016 07:53 PM

Beautiful wood choices and excellent craftsmanship! I really like the walnut trim around the top and bottom.

-- Dave, York, PA, Wildside Woodworking

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#10 posted 02-26-2016 05:09 AM

Nice woods used, it’s real match with lamp above. Natural pulls look great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 03-01-2016 12:39 AM

Thank you all for the kind words! I’m glad to see that all of the hours and OCD I put into this thing are well received! Someone asked me what kind of finish I used. I did a pop coat that was made up of a 2# cut of shellac with very few drops of transtint to seep into the curls. I then sanded all of the maple parts and followed with a coat of seal-a-cell. The final coats were comprised of Arm-R-Seal gloss, which might have been a little too loud, but it’s a very loud piece and I wanted it to absolutely scream.

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#12 posted 03-03-2016 03:35 AM

Finish looks perfect to me. Thanks for sharing the steps you used.

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