Shaker Nightstand

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Project by woodzy posted 03-25-2011 03:34 PM 3321 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this nite (Night) stand (Table) for my youngest daughter. The build was really rewarding, instead of being consumed with the details of the actual table i found myself thinking of her the entire time.

I don’t know how many of you have children but they put your life in perspective rather quickly.

As i said i had her on my mind constantly during this build, but what was exciting was that this piece has a chance of becoming something really special for her.

I understand this is not a great way to approach a project that requires any degree of technical thought but when it was done i was happy with the outcome. There are a few aspects of this table that i wince at, but she’s 3 and by the time she notices …. well i hope it lasts that long.

The table is made from pine, I used 2 coats of minwax oil based stain and 5 coats of a wipe on poly. I sanded with 320, 220, and 0000 steel wool. (A procedure i credit to this very site) i know it’s not rocket science. It however gvve this piece a beautiful hard finish.

It’s not perfect but Thnaks for looking anyway

-- Anthony

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 04:02 PM

Nice looking nightstand.

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 04:10 PM

I feel like you’re not taking appropriate credit. It’s a fantastically beautiful nightstand with lovely proportions and a fantastic finish for the pine that it is. I absolutely love everything about it & I’m in the process of making my own currently. It will be treasured.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 03-25-2011 04:43 PM

Great touch of a rustic look, combined with classic Shaker, beautifully executed.

And … of course … the traditional Shaker lamp :-)

Really great job ! Thanks for sharing !!

-- -- Neil

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#4 posted 03-25-2011 06:24 PM

Very, very nice.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 03-25-2011 10:12 PM

Sometimes we’re our own worst critics. I think the night stand looks great. Next you will have to build the matching dresser, matching vanity, matching bedframe, matching hopechest, matching mirror, matching desk, matching…..............................Anyway, great job. Thanks for sharing.

-- Doug

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#6 posted 07-02-2012 10:18 AM

Great looking table. ....and look at those dovetails!!

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 10:43 AM

Hey I made something similar to that for a charity raffle, actually a pair of them, they are actually fun to build and are well received.

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#8 posted 01-04-2016 01:50 AM

Looks beautiful. The finish is especially nice. Did you use a pre-stain conditioner or shellac before the stain? I’m curious because I’d like to be able to stain pine nicely like that.

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#9 posted 01-12-2016 02:41 PM

@matt I used a mixwax pre stain conditioner and a Minwax stain. Thanks for looking

-- Anthony

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#10 posted 01-12-2016 02:43 PM

@mgfranz,similar yes. but damn those dovetails on the drawers are amazing. nice work. thanks for checking mine out.

-- Anthony

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