Nightstand, 18th-century style
I gave this nightstand the full 18th-century hand tool treatment: dovetailed drawers, of course,
and scrolled feet, but also a shiplapped back, full dust covers between the drawers, and
custom-designed mouldings cut with antique wooden hollow and round planes. Since I built it from
maple left over from other projects, the wood grain didn’t match well, and so I painted it
(Old Fashioned Milk Paint soldier blue) before giving it a topcoat of varnish. By unifying the color,
I think, the paint helps to emphasize the overall form.
The drawer pulls are chased brass reproduction hardware from Whitechapel Ltd.