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Forum topic by LeeRoyMan posted 02-11-2021 02:58 AM 976 views 1 time favorited 32 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2021 02:58 AM

I’m building a couple of Walnut nightstands.

Mitered corners and mitered recessed drawer fronts.

On there backs fitting the drawer fronts.
There’s going to be 4 drawers in each, but I am fitting them as long drawers that I will cut in half.

I didn’t think far enough ahead as to how I would detail the sharp edges of the cabinet and drawer fronts so I had to make some small alterations.
I decided to make a small 1/8” flat face on the cabinets. Then shortened the drawer fronts and knocked the sharp corner of of them leaving a heavy 1/16th flat edge.

Client provided Plug and USB fixtures to put in.

Tomorrow I will detail them up and start finishing.


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

Thats gonna look amazing when finished.

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

Wood ID help. Could this really be Walnut?

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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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#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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#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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#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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#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, - 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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