Sunday, February 19, 2006

Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

And with a final coat of finish on the bottom of the drawer, the Red Oak nightstand is complete!

Well almost complete... I picked up a piece of 1/4" plywood to make the back, but that's nothing. I am happy with the results. And most importantly, I learned a lot from this project. Ok, I won't delay the unvailing any longer, take a look...



This will be a nice replacement for the crappy little metal filing cabinet that is currently sitting on my side of the bed. The really big question though... what to work on next?

Though my wife doesn't think we need one, I would like to build a hall table. I'm not sure why, I think it's just the simplicity of the piece that I like it... I also want to build a blanket chest for each of my girls. And at the speed I get things done, I should probably start on these now to get them done before they graduate high school! I'd also like to build a bed frame and new dresser for our room... so many choices, how does one decide?? Any suggestions?

6 comments:

Jenn said...

How about some shelves in your wives art closet. That would be a good start!

OC said...

Looks great! So nice to see something turn from raw materials into something to be proud of... If you're anything like me, you've got no shortage of ideas for what's next - just a matter of picking which one excites you the most. I've already been informed that my little girl is getting a doll house next Christmas (I think I've already run out of time on that one)

I bet the first blanket chest will be the hardest - the next 2 probably won't even take half the time, total.

spent the past 3+ months working on a pub table. My first attempt at finewoodworking, already looking at what new toys I can put to use, and what I'd like get working on... but first, I have to finish the table.
http://168offcampus.blogspot.com/2006/02/under-table.html

- Scott

Marley said...

Fantastic work, I am always looking around the web for other woodworkers to see their work. Do you also have your wife's wishes put a hold on projects you would like to do? hehehe I know it happens to me. I will be visiting your site often to see your updates. http://marleyshop.blogspot.com

Jenn said...

OK, forget the shelves. I'll do it my self. Where do you keep the power tools?

Darryl Masterson said...

have no fear my dear, you shall get your shelves...

Tim said...

Looks awesome, D!