First results from Bedroom furniture set - nightstands

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Project by Jim posted 10-20-2020 03:34 AM 950 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

2 nightstands sized to fit the space. Solid walnut frame and top with mahogany veneer panels. Next piece (8-drawer dresser for my wife) is almost done. Just a few coats of finish left to go. Last piece will be my matching 5 drawer high-boy dresser.

Added 2 pics of the wife’s new 8-drawer dresser. The case match the night stands, but I decided to go with a veneer and frame top instead of solid wood. My concern was trying to keep a piece of solid wood that large (68×20) flat and not warp over time. The case is still black walnut with mahogany panels, but I decided to mix it up a bit more and made the top with highly figured Australian eucalyptus veneer from The pictures make the drawers look a bit blotchy, but they really aren’t. There’s just a lot of figure/grain direction changes in the wood. The drawers are on full extension slides (not shown).

-- Jim, Now in Nashville, TN

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#1 posted 10-20-2020 10:07 AM

Very nice. Well done!

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#2 posted 10-20-2020 11:23 AM

Those are nice.

-- Petey

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#3 posted 10-20-2020 01:29 PM

Lovely. Really like the combination of woods.

-- Ron, Montana

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#4 posted 10-20-2020 01:59 PM

beautiful night the walnut and mahogany together.looking forward to the dresser.are you going to do a bed also?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 10-20-2020 05:03 PM

Love all that Black walnut.

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#6 posted 10-21-2020 12:51 AM

Very nice!!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 10-21-2020 01:45 AM

Very nice nightstands. They look great. Can’t wait to see the dresser.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#8 posted 10-21-2020 05:59 AM

Beautiful, these would look nice anywhere. Excellent job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 10-21-2020 05:30 PM

Well done

-- How hard could it be?

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#10 posted 10-24-2020 06:03 AM

I like the flare of the feet, nice job!

-- Todd

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