Monday, May 18, 2009

Nightstands construction

This is the beginning stages of my nightstand. Right now I am only building one to make sure I have all of my ducks in a row. Like my previous piece, the bench for the hallway, I have ripped down 1 inch strips of furniture grade plywood and stood them on edge then glued and clamped them together. I alternated the strips, 20 inch and 18 inch strips, to build individual panels, i.e. the sides, top and bottom, so they will interlock with each other when assembled.

Below I have started the base assembly notching and interlocking four 4 inch strips and attaching them to the base. After a night of letting the glue set I will join all of the pieces together and begin the drawer assembly.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


I love this photo from 20x200. It's called "Peeps" of course, by Katie Baum.
You can get it right here.