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I had to build a pair of nightstands and if you are building one, well build five. I did have a use for another pair and had enough wood left for a fifth without a mate. They are made out of Sapele with dovetail drawers. The construction is standard mortise and tenon sides and back, though cut with the Pantorouter. The finish is Osamo hard wax oil with some Armorseal Seal-a-Cell on the inside and drawers. Three of the nightstands are stained with a mix of 70% brown and 30% yellow transtint dye mixed in alcohol. It was the sample produced that the client liked and stain is indeed lovely on the wood.

Natural finish:

Stained Finish:

Wireless charger:

The entire family:

A very strange thing happened in the build. I made the drawers better than my usual and the "fitting" process was minimal and resulted in a nearly perfect fit. The fit was "too good" as after putting on the finish, the extra 60 thousands in thickness put the drawer fit off! I ended up fitting them a second time and refinishing the sides. Never had that happen before, but the drawers fit nice.

I made a video of the project. You can watch it on my YouTube channel.