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Project by grumpy749 posted 12-04-2011 01:49 AM 1396 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

these are a couple of bed side tables I made recently to match the bed I made son and his wife. They are made of red oak, the most plentiful hard wood I can buy in my area. Sure would be nice to be able to buy beautiful hardwoods like you folks can who live in the east. I will post a few photos of the bed a little later.

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#1 posted 12-04-2011 02:43 AM

Well done, great dovetails, love the color.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-04-2011 05:39 AM

Very impressive!

Do those style drawer slides work fairly smooth? Did you attach oak runners to the sides? How did you attach them? I just finish a couple of night stands and a chest of drawers but I used an oak channel mounted to the drawer bottom with a single guide in the middle. With a little paraffin the drawers work smooth. I considered slide like you used but was worried about the weight of the drawers. Of course the drawer i built were considerably bigger.

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#3 posted 12-04-2011 06:03 AM

Hey Mork, they are wooden runners glued to the sides with matching grooves cut in the sides of the drawers. they were a little sticky at first but with a little wax they turned out great. Also thanks for the kind words from you and Don

-- Denis in Grande Prairie. Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mistery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.....Pink !

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#4 posted 12-04-2011 06:44 AM

wow your work is very good i think as long as you build things as nice as this you can buy any wood evena t 8 dollars a bf walnut and cherry are within your grasp you will have to make one to sell and one to keep do them all at the same time and then you can afford any kind of wood. I like the design I give you 5 out of 5 stars

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#5 posted 12-04-2011 02:25 PM

A very nice set of nightstands indeed. I’ll bet your son and his wife will be very pleased with them and treasure them always. The red oak really looks great with in the book matched side panels.

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 05:22 AM

Beautiful night tables.

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