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Night stands

author-gravatar Waltprimrose Sep 12, 2019

I built these curly maple night stands as an anniversary gift for my wife. The lumber is all air dried that I bought locally from a sawmill. The case is made up of three mortise and tenon frames that are mitered together at the corners. The miters were cut at the table saw and use dominos for alignment during glue up. The handcut dovetail drawers are made of white oak and have mahogany plywood for bottoms. I like to use up scraps for drawer parts on furniture when I can. The tops are straight glue ups with no biscuits or dominos, just good ol' glue. They were dyed using WD Lockwood water base dye. Once the dye dries for a few days I applied about 4 coats of Danish oil working through the grits culminating in an 800 grit wet sand using the oil as lubricant. This process takes about 3 or 4 days total. The final step was applying Liberon paste wax and buffing with a rag to a low sheen.

#curlymaple #furniture #furnituredesign #furnituremaker
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands
Photo of Night stands

8 comments

Absolutely stunning work! They are beautiful. 

Thank you for sharing here on SimpleCove!

@Sean  said:

Absolutely stunning work! They are beautiful. 

Thank you for sharing here on SimpleCove!

Thanks I appreciate the kind words

@miketulchinsky  said:

Fantastic work. These are beautiful!

Any chance you can share your finishing process?

@ketaset999  said:

Any chance you can share your finishing process?

He actually covers it in the Simplecove Podcast episode I interviewed him in. Click over to https://www.simplecove.com/blog and find the episode. It's a great episode!

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