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Night Stand

  • November 23, 2014

mtillery
mtillery
mtillery
mtillery

After years of the wobbly, three legged, pressed board, round tables covered with round table cloth, I finally said it was time to build real night stands. So with lots of time on the internet I finally decided on one of Ana White's plans. However I made a few planned and some unplanned modifications. Off to the local lumber store, well, actually many trips were made to the Home Depot store. I love my Kreg pocket hole system, don't miss predrilling and screwing. And I love my new my Ryobi narrow crown stapler which was great for the trim I added on this project. Also since my old drill died, I also got a new Ryobi drill. I have a great husband that encourages me to build and to buy any needed tools. So my biggest lesson learned on this project was to build both of the night stands and then do the painting and staining. I really got tired of sanding, painting, staining at the end of the 2nd night stand. The fun thing was building in a concealed drawer. My next project was going to require a drawer system and I have not done a drawer and drawer slides, so I figured I'd give it a try on one of the nightstands. If it failed I'd scrap the idea and no one would even know. Well, it worked perfectly. Under the bottom shelf, behind that trim is a shallow drawer.

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Night Stand

by mtillery
Nov 23, 2014

After years of the wobbly, three legged, pressed board, round tables covered with round table cloth, I finally said it was time to build real night stands. So with lots of time on the internet I finally decided on one of Ana White's plans. However I made a few planned and some unplanned modifications. Off to the local lumber store, well, actually many trips were made to the Home Depot store. I love my Kreg pocket hole system, don't miss predrilling and screwing. And I love my new my Ryobi narrow crown stapler which was great for the trim I added on this project. Also since my old drill died, I also got a new Ryobi drill. I have a great husband that encourages me to build and to buy any needed tools. So my biggest lesson learned on this project was to build both of the night stands and then do the painting and staining. I really got tired of sanding, painting, staining at the end of the 2nd night stand. The fun thing was building in a concealed drawer. My next project was going to require a drawer system and I have not done a drawer and drawer slides, so I figured I'd give it a try on one of the nightstands. If it failed I'd scrap the idea and no one would even know. Well, it worked perfectly. Under the bottom shelf, behind that trim is a shallow drawer.