First project at the Rosewood Studio (rosewoodstudio.com) is a Shaker night stand. I started out with twelve board feet of walnut.

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The first steps were cutting and shaping the legs. A high angle smoothing plane was incredibly helpful cleaning up tear out in places where the grain changed direction.

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Next came the aprons, fitting tenons, and gluing up the carcass.

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Dovetail time! After weeks of practicing it’s finally time to take these pro.

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The rest of the drawer is maple with half blind dovetails on the front.

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Fitting the drawer.

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The table top took a lot of hand planing. And regular planing. I didn’t do that all by hand. That’d be a lot.

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It’s too bad no one will ever see the beautifully planed drawer slides on the inside of the table.

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The final assembly: fastening the top in place and turning a drawer pull out of a small chunk of walnut left over from the legs.

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