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Project by Michael O'Brien posted 11-16-2019 12:19 AM 603 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Shaker Night Stand.
I made two of these as bedside tables for my daughter. It was my first furniture project, prior projects have just been setting up my garage furniture. There was some mounting pressure to “so when are you going to make something?” They are a very traditional Shaker Night Stand, the timber is salvaged quarter sawn Elm from Melbourne University, which I was lucky enough to help mill. The drawer fronts are a veneer of Figured Maple from a piece that I was able to bring home with me in my suitcase after attending the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship in Maine. The Elm has been oiled with Danish Oil, and the drawers French Polished – my first attempt.

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia





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#1 posted 11-16-2019 12:44 AM

i know it wasn’t easy getting here but im sure glad you made it,your work is exceptional.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Michael O'Brien

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#2 posted 11-16-2019 12:52 AM



i know it wasn t easy getting here but im sure glad you made it,your work is exceptional.

- pottz


Thank you, and thanks for your help getting me here!

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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therealSteveN

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#3 posted 11-16-2019 01:02 AM

I’ve seen that combination before. I believe it’s moved to page 2. Still just awesome to see, nice work.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 11-16-2019 03:28 AM

Very nice work, great design. One of my favorite wood combos as well.

-- Cheap is expensive! - my Dad

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#5 posted 11-16-2019 04:09 AM

Those are some seriously elegant pieces. Just like your hall table. All are fantastic!

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Michael O'Brien

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#6 posted 11-16-2019 04:29 AM



Those are some seriously elegant pieces. Just like your hall table. All are fantastic!

- BurlyBob


Thanks again

-- Michael, Melbourne Australia

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#7 posted 11-16-2019 09:13 AM

Beautiful. Great work. Inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 11-16-2019 11:35 AM

Very impressive work! Welcome to Lumberjocks! Keep those posts coming!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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RCCinNC

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#9 posted 11-16-2019 02:29 PM

Good god man! Your first attempt? Beautiful! Can’t wait to see more!

BTW…if you ever want to get rid of the car, I’ll be more than happy to take it off your hands…. ; )

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#10 posted 11-16-2019 08:47 PM

Love Shaker design, you did that design well! Nice work

-- Petey

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#11 posted 11-16-2019 09:08 PM

Sleek, elegant, refined, balanced.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#12 posted 11-16-2019 11:31 PM


i know it wasn t easy getting here but im sure glad you made it,your work is exceptional.

- pottz

Thank you, and thanks for your help getting me here!

- Michael O Brien


not a problem we need more members like you that want to participate rather than be a wall flower.anything you need let me know michael.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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