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Designing and creating a night stand

Oct. 23, 2017 - Willem L. Middelkoop

Right next to the house were I was born there was this chestnut tree, sadly it died one and a half year ago. When it was taken down, my brother saved me a slab of wood. I intended to create something from it, a nice "do it yourself" adventure, worthy of a blog post!

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Wood nerves nicely visible throught the transparent lacquer
Wood nerves nicely visible throught the transparent lacquer
First connections made
First connections made
sanding again
sanding again
Two pieces on bench, painted.
Two pieces on bench, painted.
Result on garden table
Result on garden table
"Willem.com" night stand - Designed on iPad

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