I built these for my daughter's 22nd birthday, after she showed me a set of night stands that resembled these from the site. They were my first furniture woodworking project I have ever done. I did add a set of gussets at the bottom, below the bottom shelf. I had to rip the 2x2's for this project, as I can't find any where around that sells them. I opted for a paint brush finish on the body to give it an antique look. I used 7 coats of polycrylic to give the shelves some depth. I just loved how the stain shows off the grain and knots in the wood.
My daughter loved them when I revealed them on her birthday.
Built from Plan(s)
$100 for a set of 2
Estimated Time Investment
Weekend Project (10-20 Hours)
Type of Wood
Minwax water based Ebony stain with Minwax water based polycrylic. For the paint I went with Valspar cool gray paint that I had left over from a bathroom remodel.
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