This Week in the Shop: Spalted Red Oak Nightstand

This week in the shop, my brother-in-law and I completed a simple nightstand.20161025_135644-collage

This build offers a few interesting notes in its construction:

Pocket holes make for a strong, quick construction.  I almost always opt for pocket holes when teaching or practicing a form.

Oil finish bottom coat under a rubbed on shellac sealer.  This has to be my favorite finish of all time.  I also like to spray the top coat with a low-cost HVLP sprayer.

Lastly, we didn’t use any plans for this build, just proportions.  Check out George Walker & Jim Tolpin’s By Hand & Eye for a deeper look into proportional construction.

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