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Project by MNBsr posted 02-14-2018 01:51 PM 1448 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally completed my Nightstand for the guest bedroom. Several things that you can say about this piece of furniture, it is heavy and solid as a rock, since it is made from 3/4 inch quarter sawed white oak, even the drawers. I experimented with this unit and I used several different construction techniques such as biscuit joints, pocket hole joints, tongue & groove joints and locked rabbet joint for the drawers. Two things I would change: (1) I would not use metal drawer guides again for something like this. Wooden drawer guides that I have used in the past are much better and easier to build and remain true to a piece of classic furniture. (2) I will stick to my dovetail drawers for future similar projects. This nightstand has its own electrical outlet with USB connections.

The most common statement everyone tells me when they see a piece of furniture that I have made is you should make furniture to sell. I tell them no way, I build furniture for the enjoyment, and you could not afford to pay me what I have in it. For this nightstand materials alone would be over $ 400 plus I have about 115 hours of labor and unless they are a woodworker’s they don’t believe me. I then tell them to go to the big box stores, there you get what you pay for.

If you are interested plans can be downloaded at:

And detail Construction Procedures I call “More than you wanted to Know” can be downloaded at:

And My Old Fashion Finishing Procedures can be downloaded at:

-- Malcolm, Mobile Alabama

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#1 posted 02-14-2018 02:28 PM

Awesome job. It looks great, and love the power built in.

-- Justin

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#2 posted 02-14-2018 02:35 PM

Very Nice. Love the quartered sawed Oak. Roll Tide.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 02-14-2018 02:42 PM

looks beautiful and I bet it is very heavy. one question. Why is there an outlet in the back of it?

-- Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all thy might

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