Bedside Unit

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Project by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 11-04-2016 04:45 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son needed a bedside unit so as that he could put his alarm and growing companies lectionaries of bedside reading.

It’s basically a plywood box with dado and rabbit joints as joinery I also used screws and glue to assemble the unit. I plugged the screw holes with dowels and sanded the plugs flush.

To hide all the plywood edges I decided to put a solid wood edgebanding around the plywood top and also made a face frame so as to conceal all the plywood edges on the outside of the unit.

The back hardboard panel is recessed in a rabbitted back and Brad nail it in place .

The drawer is very basic I used plywood for its construction and used my pocket hole jig to assemble it.

I didn’t like all the sharp corners on the top edge banding so I used a 3/8” round over bit in my router.

I’m not staining it put I did put a couple of coats of wax on it.

Thanks for looking.

Regards Ed

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 11-04-2016 05:24 PM

Looks good Ed! Nice work! I’m so envious… I miss not having a basement to work in.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#2 posted 11-04-2016 07:15 PM

This nightstand is very nice.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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