Butternut Bedside Table

This bedside table is my latest commissioned work.  It is made of butternut.

Butternut Bedside Table

Although some woodworkers don’t like to use knots in their work, I really like the focal point which a knot can provide.  The grain around the knot is also very interesting and pretty.

Butternut Bedside Table Detail

In the past, when using wood with two live edges, I have employed a few different techniques for addressing the cut ends.  In this case, I sculpted the ends so that the profile at each edge matched the angle of the live edge.  Since the angles of the live edge were not equal, this of course resulted in a twisted end-grain surface.

You can find the product page for this table with the critical details HERE.

Also, please have a look at my newly formatted Gallery.

5 thoughts on “Butternut Bedside Table

    1. Chuck,

      Thanks for the comment! I used my flat spokeshave for as much as I could. I really need to get a round-soled spokeshave, though. I don’t usually use rasps for flat curves.


  1. Beautiful! and I so appreciate the thought you put into your pieces (i.e.. knots, sculpted ends, angles, grain…). Butternut seems such an appropriate name for this wood, it has such a smooth, ‘buttery’ quality about it :)

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