This Week in the Shop: Spalted Red Oak Nightstand
This week in the shop, my brother-in-law and I completed a simple nightstand.
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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