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I finally finished these 2 Oak Night-Stands. The wood was given to me from My youngest DIL's uncle.
Beautiful 250+ year old Red Oak. No panel glue up, solid boards.
This is my first true furniture build. I have done end grain cutting boards, cabinets, shop fixtures, etc.
It was a fun build. It took a while due to my work schedule.
 

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Thank You for Rotating the pictures for me!

The bottom shelf is sitting on 4 1/4" brass rods, just like shelf pins. I bought a 1/4" brass rod @ my local hardware store. I cut them a little longer than regular shelf pins. Then I rounded the ends and polished them up. It is removable. I turned the table upside down and slowly tapped the shelf until it cleared the predrilled 1/4" holes. Then I tapped the pins in.
I was concerned that if I slid it in like a shelf that I could/would scratch the finish. It really worked out great!
 

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Thank You!!! I really appreciate the kind words from everyone, and all of the valuable information that everyone shares. I have learned so much here.

I kept tossing around, in my head just how was I going to mount the bottom shelf. I went to the hardware store, it was the near, less traffic, etc. I had decided on just putting in shelf pins. Well they only had plastic ones, one pack. My dilemma, so I thought, then I found one dusty solid brass rod. It was like a LED light went off in my head. I predrilled the holes prior to finishing. They went in solidly.

I used loose tenon to assemble the frame, select pine for the secondary wood (drawer construction) and dual dovetail wooden drawer slides.

They were supposed to go into the spare bedroom, but ended up in our bedroom instead.
 

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Love the way oak finishes! Great job!!!!!
 

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Ellery, these are great. Nice simple design and a good solution to make the bottom shelf removable.

I also like how they can be used on the ceiling as well as on the floor.>:)
 
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