Night stands

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Project by Randy Sharp posted 11-01-2011 11:04 PM 2809 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the ongoing project for a full bedroom suit, this installment of two night stands compliment the previous builds of the bed and chest of drawers. All that’s left to build is the dresser.

Construction Notes: This design comes from PlansNow website and is recommended for those with at least intermediate skill level. The plans are easy to follow and come with photos to assist the craftsman.

The majority of the materials for this project came from leftovers from previous projects, with drawer fronts and top lumber being purchased at my local Lowe’s store. The sides of each section are oak plywood. The doors and all trim are solid oak. The trim was custom cut on the router table according to the plan specs.

The drawer runners are poplar. The drawer sides and backs are pine. I stained the drawer fronts prior to glue-up in order to showcase the dovetail joints.

The finish is a Minwax Cherry stain, followed by three coats of semi-gloss polyurethene.

The total cost of materials was approximately $50 for each unit. The construction of both took approximately 15 labor hours, less sanding, finish and hardware (another 4 hours).

Tools used: Tablesaw, router, miter saw, drill, planer.

Additional Notes: I deviated from the plans and custom-sized these night stands according to my wife’s specifications.

Thanks for looking!

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#1 posted 11-01-2011 11:47 PM

Good looking project.Excellent dovetails.

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 12:50 AM

Nice joinery. The dimensions are very pleasing. I am not a fan of the brass pulls however.

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 01:02 AM

Just beautiful

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 03:15 AM

Very nice.

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 03:26 AM

Nice work… well executed.

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 11:29 PM

Nice project. Are the sides rail and style construction?

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 11:35 PM

Thanks Brandon. You are correct, sir! The plans call for mortise and tenon frame assembly.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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