Bedside Table

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Project by Manitario posted 02-07-2021 04:51 PM 712 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this small bedside table for my step daughter for Christmas. She had found some basic designs a few months earlier and wanted something that was white.

I’ve experimented with bleaching wood a few times and although the process is really tedious, it has a nice effect where it preserves the grain (unlike paint) and has a whiter result than staining.

I’ve used Daly’s 2 part wood bleach in the past but unfortunately with COVID was unable to get it this time so had to use Zissner brand; it worked ok but I found the Daly’s bleach results a bit more consistent.

Top coat is Osmo Polyx oil in white.

Ash works great for this process as already a lighter coloured wood but with very visible grain structure.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#1 posted 02-07-2021 06:43 PM

Very nice, love the knob! These kids now a days to request color? I have 1 more night table to build for my Grangirls, all start with a design idea an the the knob is purchased, then built back from that:)
The floating appearance is different, how stable is it?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#2 posted 02-07-2021 07:04 PM

Pretty. At first glance I said “no” but the more I see it the better I like it. Very nice.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 02-07-2021 09:04 PM

Nice choice of finishes. Very cool

-- GerryFrederick

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#4 posted 02-07-2021 09:26 PM

The floating appearance is different, how stable is it?

- Andre

The picture is deceptive, it actually has 4 small round feet

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#5 posted 02-07-2021 09:34 PM

Happy customer!

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#6 posted 02-08-2021 03:33 AM

Nice work. It seems small and cute.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#7 posted 02-08-2021 04:18 AM

Beautiful work. Interesting on the bleaching process. May give that a test try on something and see how I like it.

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

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