Fine Woodworking's Beech Nightstand Plan

Fine Woodworking's Beech Nightstand Plan

by Timothy Rousseau

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Part of the beauty of a frame-and-panel cabinet is all the steps between parts, which add shadows and detail to the piece. This small side cabinet employs frame-and-panel construction on all four sides and in the door, illustrating all the techniques required in a more complex case piece. Mortise-and-tenon joinery is used throughout, while the top rail connects to the legs with dovetails. This project also teaches a foolproof way to mortise for knife hinges.


14 3/8 in. deep by 18 in. wide by 25 in. tall


  • Extensive full-size and scale drawings
  • Detailed cutlist
  • Step-by-step companion article

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781631867873
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/22/2016
Pages: 1
Product dimensions: 11.00(w) x 13.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Timothy Rousseau got his start as a furniture maker at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. After completing the 12-week program in 1998, he stayed on as workshop assistant and artist in residence. Next he polished his furniture skills in Hoboken, N.J., where he worked in a highly-regarded cooperative and learned from some of the best professionals around. Tim returned to Maine in 2002 as the school's resident instructor. Now he makes furniture full time and leads two of the schools 12-week programs each year, teaching case construction among other things.

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