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Well I didn't get as much time in the shop this year as I wanted to but I did get a few projects done. One of them was a set of night tables for the spare bedroom. Got the idea from Woodsmith # 76. I liked the look of them in the plans and I wanted to make them out of cherry. I changed the plans a bit…made them 2 inches higher to fit the new bed styles and I only put one drawer in instead of three. Made the top drawer bigger and left an open space at the bottom to store larger stuff that company sometimes comes with - shaving kits, make-up bags etc. Got the cherry locally from a cabinet maker who was getting out of the business. Hardware comes from Lee Valley. The finish is 3 coats of Minwax clear satin Wipe-on Poly (light sanding between coats of course), and then rubbed with 0000 steel wool and Minwax Paste Finishing Wax, polished to a sheen with an old bath towel.
I am really pleased with the finished look of the tables - cherry is such a soft warm looking wood, especially for the bedroom.

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Very nice work. Beautiful pieces.
 

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Nice work Thinkerf, you have inspired me to make a set for my Daughter it will make a great Christmas gift. I think I will make mine out of Ash though.
 

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Very nicely done, I too love the look of cherry in the bedroom.
 

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There is never enough shop time. The stands look nice…..a warm glow from new cherry, only to get better with age.
 

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Those are very nice looking. You so right about cherry. It's one of my favorite woods to work with.
 

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Very nice looking tables. Your guests will be spoiled.
 

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They look really nice. The cherry is beautiful. My wife wants me to make a bedroom suit one of these days. We have been talking about walnut but I really like the cherry. Great work
 

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Very attractive night stands. Very nicely done.
 

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Nicely done, Cherry works so nice and looks great too!
 

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Well done some great tables you have mad. Very nice.
 

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They are so adorable. Finger joints on drawers are my favourite detail, beside pulls.
 

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Nice set of night stands.
 

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Thanks for all the kind words and encouragement. Definitely very rewarding.
 

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These came out great. I really like the drawer details and the hardware you chose.
 
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