Cherry Nightstand #1: Introduction and Design

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Blog entry by Todd posted 02-22-2014 04:25 PM 1697 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m in the process of designing and building a cherry nightstand to match our bedroom suite. I’m going to try and preserve the style of the furniture while remaining within my skill level. I’m actually pretty far into the build now and since I’ve taken some pictures along the way I thought I would blog the process. I’ll try to post an entry for each step as time permits.

The design of the nightstand took into account the style of our current bedroom suite in addition to the specifications of my wife. :) In short, she wants the nightstand to be rather tall so as to be even with the top of the mattress. She also wanted it 18” deep with 3 drawers (no doors). I determined 24” wide would look good. Because of the layout of our bedroom, the nightstand will extend in front of a window anyhow so I didn’t restrict the width based on that.

I will post some pictures of our current bedroom suite and my handwritten design notes later.

-- Todd, Huntsville, AL

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