FRENCH NIGHTSTANDS - working with plywood

 

  

This nightstand started out as a home made little box made
completely of quarter inch plywood. I really like working
with plywood because it is super strong and can be worked
with the same way solid woods can be. Plywood in most cases
is even stronger than solid wood. Plywood is a sheet material
manufactured from thin layers or "plies" of wood veneer that
are glued together with adjacent layers having their wood
grain rotated up to 90 degrees to one another.






The process to make plywood has been around for about 200 years. Below left is the BEFORE
picture and you can see the quarter inch plywood used to make it. 


I used a 50 50 mix of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and Old White to get the creamy color.


I added legs from a coffee table to the front and spindles for the back legs.


I attached a heavy second hand cast iron ornament to the bottom front with screws.


REAL vintage wall paper was used to line the drawers.


Then I did it all over again to make two.



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2 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! I never would have guessed that you used pieces from multiple pieces of furniture. Very inspirational!

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  2. This little plywood box...turned out to be quite the charmer!

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