My best SketchUp model. This model benefits from a surprisingly realistic photo texture. The knotty pine you see is via a photo of the actual wood on a side table in our home. I took great care to position the knotty pine texture so the best part of the image is visible on each component.
The raised panels turned out well, the routed profile on the edge of the table top sweeps across three components, the drawer pulls are authentic and the drawer components look good.
This model was created for my woodworking plan, You Can Build a Bedside Table – see it by clicking here.
I wanted to put up this quick post to highlight a completed project based on my woodworking plan, You Can Build a Bedside Table. Ed M. of Pennsylvania sent me these photos of his table; he downloaded the project plan at Sawtooth Ideas.com. A cool aspect of working with wood is the woodworker can take a project plan and adapt it to suit his or her needs. Here, Ed uses the table as a home for a video monitor. He made minor changes to the beads which surround the drawer and door openings, used a more heavy duty way to attach the top and base to the case, and made a more simplified back for the table. In particular, I am jealous of the raised panels he made; they turned out better than what is on my bedside table. I consider this plan to be a solid intermediate woodworking project due to the web frames which help form the skeleton of the table, the panels which are present in sides, doors and lower shelf. The …