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Project by MrLaughingbrook posted 04-13-2019 07:52 PM 634 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nightstands

My daughter was moving from college dorm to apartment and requested a nightstand. Thing was; she requested on Thursday night and planned move in on next Monday. I figured I may as well build two, one for each daughter.

On Friday I had the day off work. Without much of a plan I worked quickly using 1/2” baltic birch plywood and dadoes to create the carcasses.

On Saturday I had to start to focus only on the one that needed to leave home on Monday. Maple veneer on plywood for the top and solid maple trim on what would be exposed plywood edges. For speed I used CA glue for the trim and shellac for the finish. I planned to leave the plywood edges visible on the shelves and drawers.

Simple blocks, leveling feet and signature plaque.

I could not accomplish drawers in time, so sent this one off to college with none. I’ll add drawers when she comes home for summer break.

Over the next many weeks I made drawers and fitted them to the second nightstand.

For the drawer faces I bought a beautiful curly maple board for $6.25 / board foot.

Resawn to 3/8” and book matched panels for the drawer faces.

Added sculpted handles over a recess for the pulls.

Thank you for viewing my project. I’d enjoy any comment or question.

-- MrLaughingbrook





10 comments so far

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Ivan

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#1 posted 04-13-2019 09:01 PM

Real cladsic, good work

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jerry

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#2 posted 04-13-2019 09:09 PM

Absolutely stunning!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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FloridaArt

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#3 posted 04-13-2019 09:43 PM

Great job and beautiful wood. Not as much fun working under a deadline.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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MrLaughingbrook

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#4 posted 04-13-2019 11:06 PM

About $90 in materials for each.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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MrLaughingbrook

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#5 posted 04-13-2019 11:26 PM

Another picture added to answer question from a text message. The drawers are piston fit, no rails. Exhaust ports tuned for air cushion close and vacuum pull against fast opening. Also stops are installed to prevent accidentally pulling the drawer all the way out. Rotate the key to pass or block at a notch in the drawer back.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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MrLaughingbrook

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#6 posted 04-13-2019 11:52 PM

The drawer faces stop against the shelves top and bottom. They center on the rounded posts to a full inset.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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swirt

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#7 posted 04-14-2019 01:16 AM

Drawer fronts are amazing! Nice work on the rest of it too, but wow those drawers look great.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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tyvekboy

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#8 posted 04-14-2019 01:24 AM

Nice. Like the pulls.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 04-14-2019 01:27 AM

Really nice work

-- Matt -- I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam

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#10 posted 04-14-2019 06:35 PM

thanks for posting such a complete set of photos. Great work!

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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