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Project by Jim posted 09-13-2007 08:01 PM 1859 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A combination of a couple of designs I’d seen – this is arts and crafts practicality. Legs are mahoghany, rest is quartersawn white oak. Finish is dark walnut stain with wipe-on poly – finished in 2005, it sees a lot of use in one of the kid’s bedroom.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 09-13-2007 09:19 PM

Really nice piece. Doesn’t look like a dark walnut stain, though… you must have wiped most of it off right away?

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

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#2 posted 09-13-2007 09:20 PM

It’s a nice nightstand. I pictured a different look for dark walnut.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 09-13-2007 09:32 PM

Stain – yup, wiped most of it away – intent was to pop the grain/rays/flecks in the oak by darkening the pores/grain around it while not darkening the oak or mahoghany so you could see the contrast of the two woods – Jim

-- Jim

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#4 posted 09-14-2007 03:08 AM

My favorite kind of piece – clean and simple. That stain was right on target. I love the gentle contrast between the oak and mahogany. I’ll have to remember that trick. Nice job!

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#5 posted 09-18-2007 06:10 AM

That is a nice clean piece! Good work.

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#6 posted 12-03-2007 05:24 AM

Nice work! Glad I came across this.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 06-14-2008 03:14 PM

Nice looking nightstand. I need to make a couple of these for my daughter. Thanks for the inspiration.

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

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#8 posted 08-10-2008 10:42 AM

Nice work!

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#9 posted 02-16-2009 08:53 PM

Wonderful design and finish . The handle goes very well with it also : )

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