Nightstands - First furniture project

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Project by woodshop101 posted 04-03-2013 01:35 AM 999 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first furniture project from 2012. We wanted nightstands that were tall enough for our bed but didn’t want to spend the money to buy them, so I decided to make them. It took a long time and I made plenty of mistakes but at the end I was happy with the result. I used plywood for all the parts with the exception of the aprons. I made those out of plywood at first but ended up having to remake them out of pine because the dowel joinery I used split the original plywood aprons. I laminated two pieces together into blanks for the tapered legs. I remade numerous parts and would love to rebuild them using different joinery and nice wood, but the loml wants them painted black and I couldn’t stand having nice walnut nightstands painted… Twould be a crime!

-- Justin, Ft. Worth, TX

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 04:25 PM

Painting walnut twould be a crime, indeed!

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 10:56 PM

nice night stands,they look great.
as long as the boss is happy!!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 03:53 PM

Like the look, sleek and modern. Like the black stain and the long and tapered legs. If the wife is happy, it’s a success!

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