Mid-century Nightstand with Hexagon pattern drawers

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Project by DIYMontreal posted 09-07-2020 01:45 PM 1426 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My goal was to build an original yet timeless nightstand. I had vision of a black carcass with hexagon pattern drawers, and a mid-century style base. I built it entirely out of ash wood, and I love how the grain really pops.

In the video tutorial, I walk you through every step of making this nightstand, from making the carcass from rough-sawn lumber, to making the base and the drawers, making wooden drawer slides, and of course, how to make the hexagon drawer fronts. Oh, and I’ll also share my secret for how to get a deep black wood stain without hiding the grain.

You can watch the full build video here:

-- DIY Montreal

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#1 posted 09-07-2020 01:54 PM

Goal achieved!!! Very unique looking piece. Great work.

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#2 posted 09-07-2020 02:12 PM

Neat pattern!

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#3 posted 09-07-2020 08:48 PM

I love this. I been experimenting with patterns lately myself and I think the black with the light wood is a really nice look. Very cool nightstand. Great job and great design !!

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#4 posted 09-09-2020 07:58 PM

Very nice design. The hexagons work well. I also like the ebonized ash, I normally use black stain for that which also leaves the grain visible, but India ink looks like a great idea as well. Thanks for sharing and for the nice and instructive video. Well done!

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