My girlfriend claims she has “table envy.” There’s an old carpenter’s curse of spending a lifetime building one-of-a-kind furniture but living in a home filled with Ikea-esque crap. I’ve been trying to strike a balance of sneaking a couple personal projects in here and there and this nightstand is one of them. Using a handful of Zebrawood and Walnut scraps from past projects, I combined the two based on their similar colors and tones. While there’s little nuisances (and there always will be) I’m very happy with the finished project and stoked that the lamp sitting on top and the book stashed in the drawer will be mine. At least Staj will get to look at it whenever she wants.
I lucked out in this amazing piece of walnut with a lighter shade mixed in. It added even more continuity between the two different woods.
I got a little carried away and ran a box joint on the legs, which then carried over into the rails. I found it a unique opportunity to really pair the woods together.