Arched Aurora Nightstand from Darrell Peart design

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Project by Mike_D_S posted 04-17-2016 01:28 AM 3368 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Update July 12, 16 – added a few pics with better lighting.

I’ve had this table on my to do list ever since I first saw it here on Lumberjocks. I’m a big Greene and Greene fan to start and after searching out the plan, I put this near the top of the ‘things to build’ pile. After a while, I finally got around to building one and I think it turned out ok. There are some flaws and the drawer fit is not as good as it could be, but I like it and more importantly, my wife loves it as well.

She’s been needing a table to do justice to a really nice lamp she bought a while back with an agate shade and the two together are just a beautiful look.

The table is african mahogany with the requisite ebony accents. The stain is the mix recommended by Darrell in the article using 7 parts GF orange and 4 parts GF Med Brown. The top coat is sprayed on lacquer in a satin finish.

Overall I give it a 10 for design (all Darrell) and then a 7.5 for execution of the plan (all me).

I had never seen a lamp like the one here before, but the agates in the shade are beautiful with the lights on. Here’s a pic with a close up.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#1 posted 04-17-2016 03:06 AM

mike thats a killer job man,im also a big g&g fan and i too love what darrell peart does,got a couple of his books that i used to build the wall table i made.i agree darrells design a 10 but you devalued yourself,ill give you a solid 9-9.5.that lamp was made for that table,a perfect can be proud of this one dude 2 thumbs up.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 04-17-2016 11:50 AM

Mike – it looks great – well done!

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#3 posted 04-17-2016 12:05 PM

Beautiful work. Great job.

-- Andy Smith

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#4 posted 04-17-2016 01:15 PM

I think you are selling yourself short. Nicely done.

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#5 posted 04-17-2016 02:11 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 04-17-2016 05:07 PM

beautiful table!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#7 posted 04-17-2016 06:00 PM

Mike, that is a good looking night stand. Well done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 04-17-2016 06:05 PM

Outstanding piece,beautiful.


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#9 posted 04-17-2016 06:26 PM

Appreciate the comments all.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#10 posted 04-18-2016 12:26 AM

Great to see the finished project—and she’s a beauty! The best part is that you get to enjoy it every day!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#11 posted 04-19-2016 07:07 PM

Very nice combination of both table and lamp.
Well done.

-- "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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#12 posted 04-20-2016 12:52 PM

Beautiful work Mike. I like G&G style too.

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#13 posted 04-21-2016 02:04 PM

Beautiful!! I’d give you a higher rating for execution, well done.
I’ve also been wanting to make one of these for some time and is on my list.

-- "If the women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy." Red Green

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#14 posted 04-21-2016 02:30 PM

I appreciate the comments about the execution.

When you know the joints with small gaps, the fact the drawer still sticks a bit and the places where you put a little ding in it during assembly, I think most guys see those problems as issues.

But what I also learned is if you take your pictures without too many close ups and with bad lighting you can hide a lot of stuff.

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#15 posted 09-11-2016 12:43 AM

Just doing some research for an upcoming project in Greene and Greene style and found your marvellous creation….thanks for putting this amazing work up for us wood workers to drool over! And, now with added excitement and inspiration I’m going to start sooner than later.

-- Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati

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