L. & J.G. Stickley No. 110 Nightstand Reproductions

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Project by gizmodyne posted 01-10-2008 03:17 AM 13973 views 40 times favorited 47 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Solid Mahogany finished with Danish Oil.

I started these at least 2 years ago and finally finished today. Yeah!

His and her nightstands based on the Shop Drawings for Craftsman Plans book drawings with a few changes. I added a back panel to the nightstands so that books would not fall through.


The sides are frame and panel. I cut the arch and then routed the groove with a slot cutter and berring guided bit. I tried to use the lighter colored woods as a design element by running it horizontally.

The rails are connected with dadoes and mortise/tenon.

The top was attached with pocket screws.

You complete me.

The two tops are cut from the same boards so that when arranged on the two sides of the beds the grain completes a pattern.

I love the grain on the front of the drawers. It shimmers.

The drawers are 3/4” front and back and 1/2” sides. 1/4” solid floating panel. Drawers run on wood runners.

I am going to buy glass for the top to protect from water glasses etc.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#1 posted 01-10-2008 03:22 AM

Beautiful Giz! It was worth the wait.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#2 posted 01-10-2008 03:22 AM

I Just saw these pop up on ‘Pulse’ so I was checking it out when my wife walked by and said ‘Those are beautiful!’. They are very nice. Another project to place on my list says the wife.. :)

-- Jamie, Kentucky

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#3 posted 01-10-2008 03:27 AM

Great work as always, Jon. I’m sure your children will cherish these some day. ;-)

If my sweetie were to see these, I’d be in the same boat as Jamie.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#4 posted 01-10-2008 03:38 AM

Great job John, the curves add a lot to the look. Nice finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Bob Babcock

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#5 posted 01-10-2008 04:09 AM


-- Bob

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#6 posted 01-10-2008 04:31 AM

very nice, nice proportions and looks well crafted.

Normally the curve on the side gable would line up on the same elevation as the curve on the front….....but some how that works very well indeed.

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#7 posted 01-10-2008 04:40 AM

Really Nice…love the finish, really love the dovetails. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#8 posted 01-10-2008 04:42 AM

Great design and fabulous execution of the design.

Too bad that the two drawer fronts couldn’t have made from the same board so that the grain would move across both drawers.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#9 posted 01-10-2008 04:50 AM

Thanks for the comments.

Ahhh. Karson. They actually are from the same board! I just had to resand the left one a little more before finishing so it looks lighter. It is waiting for more sunlight.

You can see it here a little bit better. The bottoms drawers had this crazy curvy pattern. Up close you can see a vein of dark wood that matches each of the drawers.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#10 posted 01-10-2008 05:06 AM

Fantastic job. I love mahogany!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 01-10-2008 05:50 AM

Awesome, and I think you did the right thing in adding the back panel.

-- Dan in Central Oklahoma, Able to turn good wood into saw dust in the blink of an eye!

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#12 posted 01-10-2008 06:07 AM

Beautiful. Just for chuckles you should check out the nightstands I make and sell for $75.00 each. Very nice work.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#13 posted 01-10-2008 06:21 AM


I remember your discussion on these pieces last year, so I’ve got to ask… where did you get the knobs from?

They turned out great!

-- Ethan,

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#14 posted 01-10-2008 06:28 AM

Ethan Thanks. You gave me a kick in the pants to finish. Thanks again.

VanDyke’s Restorer sells the knob for around two bucks. Mahogany with threaded inserts and a screw for around $1.50

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke."

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#15 posted 01-10-2008 08:56 AM

Oh me, oh my – what a gorgeous set. Fantastic!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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