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Offline gunnyr

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Nightstand
« on: October 27, 2016, 09:35 PM »
For most of this year I've been working on the framing and exterior trim on a very modern custom home.  The home is LEED certified so we have been required to control waste and use sustainable materials.  Clear Douglas Fir is used for the soffits and much of the interior ceiling.  The design calls for exposed steel and clear Douglas Fir Beams. 

In the spirit of the LEED certification I made this night stand from the off cuts.  The drawer pull is made from one of the extra bolts that were left exposed in the Fir Beams. 
252828-0252830-1I used the dimensions from Norm Abrams night stand but the joints are all made with the Domino.  The table is finished using the same satin poly that was used in the house and sprayed with my new Fuji Mini-Mite4.   

The home owners are wonderful people who have been very involved in the project.  They have gone to great lengths to get to know all of the tradesman working on their home.  This has made working on the home very enjoyable. 

Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Offline w802h

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2016, 07:46 AM »
Glad you've got an inspiring work environment!  A good client makes all the difference.  Nice repurposing...

Offline HarveyWildes

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2016, 10:18 AM »
I like the exposed domino drawer joints to increase the mechanical strength of the joint.  Did you do anything else to strengthen those joints?  For example, use a drawer lock bit to maximize the side-grain to side-grain glue surface?

Offline gunnyr

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2016, 09:15 AM »
I like the exposed domino drawer joints to increase the mechanical strength of the joint.  Did you do anything else to strengthen those joints?  For example, use a drawer lock bit to maximize the side-grain to side-grain glue surface?

Thank you for your kind words! 

I did not used anything other than the domino's on the drawer joint.  The drawer is pretty small and will likely not see much use.  The load on the drawer is from front to back and, as you can see, the domino's are perpendicular to the load.  I have a hutch in our kitchen that I built 25 years ago using nails to attach the drawer sides.  That hutch has seen daily use, the drawers are still as tight as ever.
Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Offline Steve Rowe

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2016, 09:37 AM »
Nice!  What an awesome use of 'cutoffs'.
Steve

Offline gunnyr

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2016, 10:07 AM »
LOL!  I grew up calling the waste 'cutoffs' but around here they call it 'off cuts'! 

As I read my post I realize that I left off a very important part of the story...  I gave the table to the homeowners.  The Mrs was brought to tears!  I thought that they might enjoy having a piece of furniture that represented elements of their LEED home. 
Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Offline JD2720

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2016, 11:01 AM »
Nice work. It looks great.

Offline sheperd80

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2016, 05:21 PM »
Thats quite possibly the nicest doug fir furniture ive ever seen. Beautifully done.

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Offline Cheese

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2016, 05:50 PM »
Really, really nice job...absolutely love the color and the grain of Doug fir. The bolt for the pull also works well.  [cool]

Reminds me of the rolltop desk a buddy of mine made for his son. He went to the Anderson window factory in Bayport MN and they gave him 2 huge bags of offcuts from the wooden window frames. I think the longest offcut was 4-5" long. It took him a while to glue all of them together but the finished result was absolutely stunning.

Amazing the items that can be produced from scrap when executed carefully & precisely.
« Last Edit: October 31, 2016, 09:14 AM by Cheese »

Offline gunnyr

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2016, 06:36 PM »
Thats quite possibly the nicest doug fir furniture ive ever seen. Beautifully done.

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Semper Fi,
Jeff

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Offline Tinker

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2016, 08:27 PM »
LOL!  I grew up calling the waste 'cutoffs' but around here they call it 'off cuts'! 

As I read my post I realize that I left off a very important part of the story...  I gave the table to the homeowners.  The Mrs was brought to tears!  I thought that they might enjoy having a piece of furniture that represented elements of their LEED home.

That is a beautiful job.  We don't think of using D.Fir for fine furniture. 

A great gift as well.  It isn't often that you run into customers who are as interested as those people.  It always makes a job exciting when you do.
Tinker
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Offline ScotF

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2016, 10:00 AM »
Great build and nice result. Love the bolt pull. LOOKS great and unique.

Offline xxjinkyxx

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2016, 04:56 PM »
that is just so good my type of bedside cabinet or as you say night stand

Offline mike_aa

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Re: Nightstand
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2016, 08:58 PM »
This table is a true winner!  Great use of resources, nice build, and presenting it to the homeowner was a wonderful gesture on your part!

Thanks for sharing!

Mike A.