Nightstands #1: Using Pintodeluxe's design for arts and crafts nightstands

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Blog entry by thebigmuddy posted 02-22-2016 06:06 PM 956 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I loved the nightstands from Pintodeluxe we found on his blog, and I decided to try and replicate them. I decided to use oak, though it is not quartersawn, and Kreg joinery where possible. I have not nearly reached the skill level that Pinto has, but thought I would give it a shot anyway. Looking at his blog, we realized that the set he made would be a little large for our taste, so I sized them down a bit. Thanks for sharing your project Pinto!

The Kreg joinery makes it a lot easier for me, I don’t have a lot of joinery equipment or experience but hope to get both in the future. This was a real learning experience for me, and I made a few errors, but overall the project is coming along nicely. I’m in the process of staining and finishing.

I bought figure eights for the tops, but I’m not sure if the screws should be left a little loose to allow for seasonal movement? Any advice would be appreciated!

-- The craftsman is his own harshest critic... Jeff (me)

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#1 posted 02-26-2016 03:07 AM

Great work

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 04:10 PM

Looks like they’re coming along nicely!

As for the screws, snug is fine. If you over tighten them, they could bind, but you’d really have to over do it!

Just make sure that the figure-8 fasteners swing in the direction of the expansion and contraction.

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 11:36 PM

Thanks for looking guys, I didn’t torque the screws down too tight, seems to be fine.

-- The craftsman is his own harshest critic... Jeff (me)

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