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Ebonized/Stained Poplar Bedside Table

comments (0) December 8th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

papeburrus papeburrus, member
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My daughters new bedside table.
Poplar grain shines through Minwax Color Express stain.
Side profile.
Drawer with hand cut dovetails and a secret, for my daughters eyes only.
My daughters new bedside table. - CLICK TO ENLARGE

My daughter's new bedside table.

Photo: D. G. Abrams

My daughter "commissioned" this bedside table for her newly decorated room. She wanted it black, but still wanted to see the grain of the wood to match some other furniture.  I used poplar and Minwax Express Color water-based stain and finish with a shellac top coat. The Minwax product did a great job of evenly covering the poplar color variations, while letting the grain shine through. Since my father helped with part of it while visiting it was a particularly enjoyable piece to make. As usual most of it was done by hand. I included a secret compartment with a special message to make it fun for my daughter as well.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, poplar, Ebonized, bedside table, black stain


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