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Floating Nightstands

by LeeRoyMan
posted 02-11-2021 02:58 AM


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pottz

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#1 posted 02-11-2021 03:16 AM

so do you feel good about yourself with this work youve done,really…......well id be damn proud of it my friend,top notch as usual buddy.cant wait to see the finish pop that walnut wide open,gonna be groovey man.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Rich

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#2 posted 02-11-2021 03:41 AM

Just what I’d expect from you, LeeRoy. Beautiful. I’m looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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SMP

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#3 posted 02-11-2021 04:01 AM

Thats gonna look amazing when finished.

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LeeRoyMan

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#4 posted 02-11-2021 04:22 AM


so do you feel good about yourself with this work youve done,really…......well id be damn proud of it my friend,top notch as usual buddy.cant wait to see the finish pop that walnut wide open,gonna be groovey man.

- pottz

So far I am pleased. I made the drawers today and they turned out nice and square without any coercing. The big moment will be mounting the fronts and hoping everything lays out flat and nice.

Thanks Rich and SMP
I hope it looks good, although I know they’re not going to look as good as if they were stained a nice walnut color. Finish is going to be bleached, as with a lot of the other stuff I have done in the unit.
The grain is going to have to sell it.

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crowie

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#5 posted 02-11-2021 06:06 AM

Wow, such beautiful timber for the project.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LeeRoyMan

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#6 posted 02-12-2021 03:52 AM

Wood ID help. Could this really be Walnut?

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pottz

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#7 posted 02-12-2021 03:55 AM



Wood ID help. Could this really be Walnut?

- LeeRoyMan


man that is stunning,but really doesn’t look like walnut?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Aj2

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#8 posted 02-12-2021 06:10 AM

I think it looks like walnut. Kiln dried and steamed to even out the color.
What makes the night stands floating

-- Aj

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Rich

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#9 posted 02-12-2021 01:17 PM


What makes the night stands floating

- Aj2

Magic. This is LeeRoy after all.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#10 posted 02-12-2021 02:15 PM

If he used ironwood then they would be sinking nightstands

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LeeRoyMan

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#11 posted 02-12-2021 03:24 PM

What makes the night stands floating

- Aj2


Floating is a term used when furniture is mounted to a wall and there are no legs holding it up.

I’m working on a magnetic plate for the floor and one for the bottom of the cabinet. If I get the power right, when I face the two poles together it might just “float”.

I’m also working on a magnetic skating ring with magnetic shoes…...

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SMP

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#12 posted 02-12-2021 04:55 PM

A coworker of mine had a floating globe on his desk. Pretty much everybody would play with the thing at some point. Funny how magnets can mesmerize you no matter how old you are.

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#13 posted 02-12-2021 07:28 PM

Nice workmanship. :)

Wood ID help. Could this really be Walnut? – LeeRoyMan
+1 Looks like the same bland colored (steamed, and kiln dried) walnut sold locally.

Dead give away is no white sap wood on the original planks.

Walnut sapwood is bright white, not chocolate milk brown.

Always end up using a diluted walnut dye stain on the steamed stuff.
It also helps reduce natural UV fading of walnut too.
YMMV

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#14 posted 02-12-2021 07:34 PM



I think it looks like walnut. Kiln dried and steamed to even out the color.
What makes the night stands floating

- Aj2


yeah your right i didn’t think of steamed walnut probably because i never use it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#15 posted 02-12-2021 09:26 PM


What makes the night stands floating

- Aj2

Floating is a term used when furniture is mounted to a wall and there are no legs holding it up.

I m working on a magnetic plate for the floor and one for the bottom of the cabinet. If I get the power right, when I face the two poles together it might just “float”.

I m also working on a magnetic skating ring with magnetic shoes…...

- LeeRoyMan

That’s actually not a bad idea. If it were marketed to the new woke hippie hay smoking solar panel loving sandle wearing libtards.
Might even get green deal funding.
All joking aside.
Excellent cut on the meters Lee Roy. A simple look not easy to get right. Thumbs up here.

-- Aj

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#16 posted 02-13-2021 10:34 AM



I m also working on a magnetic skating ring with magnetic shoes…...
- LeeRoyMan

I’m in!!
What happens if you put your shoes on the wrong feet though….?? Just asking for a friend…

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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Rich

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#17 posted 02-13-2021 01:51 PM


I m also working on a magnetic skating ring with magnetic shoes…...
- LeeRoyMan

I m in!!

- Tony S

Now I have Stairway to Heaven stuck in my head.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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LeeRoyMan

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#18 posted 02-13-2021 03:34 PM


I m also working on a magnetic skating ring with magnetic shoes…...
- LeeRoyMan

I m in!!
What happens if you put your shoes on the wrong feet though….?? Just asking for a friend…

- Tony_S


You go backwards.. or maybe just left turns like in Nascar…

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LeeRoyMan

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#19 posted 02-13-2021 03:37 PM

I don’t know if it was steamed or not, (I didn’t think it was)
but in any case I bleached the crap out of it…

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#20 posted 02-13-2021 03:48 PM

Sweet build…looks great. Awesome grain matching on the whole thing as well.
I’m on the fence with the bleaching…odd color, but not a bad odd.

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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LeeRoyMan

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#21 posted 02-14-2021 01:36 AM


Sweet build…looks great. Awesome grain matching on the whole thing as well.
I m on the fence with the bleaching…odd color, but not a bad odd.

- Tony_S


Yeah, I’m not sold on the bleaching. It looks better than in the pictures, but IDK.
I don’t think I would use it for myself, unless it fit in with the decor.
.
.
Damn designers…..
Although it does put more experience under my belt,
so thanks to the designers for the opportunity.

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pottz

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#22 posted 02-14-2021 01:41 AM


Sweet build…looks great. Awesome grain matching on the whole thing as well.
I m on the fence with the bleaching…odd color, but not a bad odd.

- Tony_S

Yeah, I m not sold on the bleaching. It looks better than in the pictures, but IDK.
I don t think I would use it for myself, unless it fit in with the decor.
.
.
Damn designers…..
Although it does put more experience under my belt,
so thanks to the designers for the opportunity.

- LeeRoyMan


yeah never liked bleached walnut but it does look beautiful leeroy.what are you doing for the finish.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LeeRoyMan

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#23 posted 02-14-2021 02:04 AM

yeah never liked bleached walnut but it does look beautiful leeroy.what are you doing for the finish.

- pottz

Thanks Pottz
My go to finish…
SW Dull Rubbed pre-cat

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LeeRoyMan

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#24 posted 03-04-2021 03:53 AM

Finishing up the tower job. Furniture coming in the morning.

And 1 of the units that came from California, I installed it and did the crown and base.

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#25 posted 03-04-2021 04:05 AM

Beautiful work. Why does everyone mount their TV’s over the fireplace? Way too high! Second one is fine.

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Rich

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#26 posted 03-04-2021 04:11 AM


Beautiful work. Why does everyone mount their TV s over the fireplace? Way too high! Second one is fine.

- Sean_F

I agree, but who cares when they’re paying you? I’d put it on the ceiling if they want me to.

Great work, LeeRoy.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#27 posted 03-04-2021 04:13 AM


Beautiful work. Why does everyone mount their TV s over the fireplace? Way too high! Second one is fine.

- Sean_F

I agree, but who cares when they re paying you? I d put it on the ceiling if they want me to.

Great work, LeeRoy.

- Rich

I’d suffer with the high TV to live in a house like that! haha

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LeeRoyMan

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#28 posted 03-04-2021 02:48 PM



Beautiful work. Why does everyone mount their TV s over the fireplace? Way too high! Second one is fine.

- Sean_F


Thanks Sean,
Normally I would agree, but you’re not 6 feet away on a sofa.
It’s a bedroom and the room is probably 20’ wide and you’re watching from on the bed, so to me, it’s fine.
(The wall with the nightstands and the fireplace wall are in the same room.)

Thanks Rich,
(Another 20 on the way)

Side Note:
It’s been interesting watching them build the “Sphere” while I’ve been working here.

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Aj2

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#29 posted 03-04-2021 05:39 PM

It looks good to me except the vertical slat wall. Designers are weird
The floating units are cool. I like the idea of cleaning under them without moving them. :)

-- Aj

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#30 posted 03-04-2021 06:58 PM

thats some damn nice work my friend.i too dont like tv’s over a fireplace but in this condition it works quite well.kinda like the slat wall myself,wife wouldn’t though.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#31 posted 03-04-2021 11:57 PM

Looks good old man. I’m convinced now though….I don’t like bleached Walnut.

-- “Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something.” – Plato

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#32 posted 03-05-2021 10:22 AM

Thanks Pottz!


Looks good old man. I m convinced now though….I don t like bleached Walnut.

- Tony_S


It’s grown on me.
I probably wouldn’t do it for myself, but it looks better in person than the crappy pictures I take.
My camera doesn’t show the accurate color.

Old man is right, I’m up drinking CLENPIQ, procedure at 7:00 :(

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