Bedside Table #2

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Project by Tooch posted 05-04-2019 03:50 PM 1054 views 6 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second table produced for our new bedroom set of furniture. This post includes the hardware already attached (first table posted did not ) and I included an upgrade of over-travel drawer glides. Also, this table is slightly larger as the top is 16”x 24” instead of the other one which was 14”x 24”. Since this one will be on my wife’s side of the bed, I figured she would need more room for stuff than I would. Funny how changing 1 measurement to the top piece has a trickle down effect and requires changing many, many more measurements to the aprons, spindle spacing, bottom shelf, etc.

Assembly is mostly mortise and tenon style with dowel rod pins for added stability (shown in picture 3). I love the draw-boring technique because it requires very little (if any) glue, and makes me feel like a old school craftsman. Funny, coming from and guy who embraces new technology like laser engravers and CNC machines.

The last picture shows its final location, and the area that I am considering using making a headboard for out of this Wormy Chestnut that I recently came across. I’m on the fence about using it because I’m not sure if it will look like a cool accent/focal piece, or just look awkwardly out of place. I would only have enough to do the headboard, and the rest of the bed frame would be filled in with oak. I’m thinking the grain looks very similar, but the color would definitely be darker due to the age of the wood.

Thanks for looking, as always comments welcome and questions answered!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 05-04-2019 04:07 PM

Classy looking sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 05-04-2019 04:20 PM

I agree that is a really sharp looking night stand. Well Done!

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#3 posted 05-04-2019 04:20 PM

Great looking table.

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#4 posted 05-04-2019 04:31 PM

Like the Oak, stay with it for a Headboard. Thought about the draw boarding but after checking the price for them came to the conclusion the M/T joints worked just fine:)

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#5 posted 05-04-2019 04:47 PM

Tooch, great look. It is a classic. I am with Andre. Stick with the oak and use the chestnut on something else. This is such a clean, classic look that the headboard should match. I think the worm and nail holes would be too rustic for this look. If you go with chestnut, you would probably modify the design to match the amount of wood you have.

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#6 posted 05-04-2019 05:20 PM

Thanks everyone for your comments. Al and Andre I keep going back and forth on the idea, but I will probably decide on oak in the end.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#7 posted 05-04-2019 06:21 PM

Excellent work Tooch! Love the style you chose!

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

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#8 posted 05-04-2019 06:27 PM

Realy nice piece, classic design…yet, always modern.

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#9 posted 05-04-2019 06:44 PM

Very nice piece of work. Should be good to keep someone happy a while at least!

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#10 posted 05-04-2019 08:46 PM

Very nice table, Mike. I like the metal slides, too


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#11 posted 05-04-2019 08:49 PM

Nice table Tooch. Tough call with all that chestnut but I think you have the right idea staying with the oak.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#12 posted 05-04-2019 09:39 PM

Beautiful craftsmanship buddy

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#13 posted 05-04-2019 10:07 PM

Thats absolutely lovely that table, Great design and build.
Really nice.
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#14 posted 05-05-2019 12:22 AM

Very Nice

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#15 posted 05-05-2019 11:16 AM

Nice build

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