I make it a habit not to hate readers. They’re our friends and often give us good tips when we get stuck with an issue. It’s a trend I have kept unchallenged — until now. Reader james_brauer designed and built this amazing nightstand from scratch and I am now required, almost by law, to hate him.
Nightstand I made for my four year old daughter. I winched the 1+ ton logs wood for this project off my mountain homesite in NC, to the sawmill, home to CO to dry for use in this project. Red oak, maple, maple plywood with a lacquer and poly finish.
Mr. Brauer not only built this exquisite piece of furniture with his bare hands. He did it for his small daughter who most likely asked for “Dr. Seuss” furniture, then daddy went out and carved it from the land. The drawers are original and the side pieces look like they were bent, not cut into that shape. To add insult to injury we bet the kid is adorable too.
So to you reader james_brauer, in all seriousness, we tip our hat and raise our beer to your beautiful work. The wood is shiny and grain is perfect, and I don’t want to think about how long it took to figure out those drawers. Well done sir: May your young’n enjoy it for many years to come.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go out to the shop and finish a boring-ass table I’m making. (grumble) Dr. Seuss (grumble) funky drawers (grumble) beautiful (grumble).
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