This pair of walnut nightstands looked almost futuristic to me, but the future as imagined by someone living in the 1920's. Then I put the ring pulls on the drawers and the look changed dramatically, to what I'm still not sure. Construction was mostly straightforward with the exception of the drawers.
The finish was beautifully executed but as a matter of personal taste, I like when you can still see wood grain.
Our clients love to tinker with the design... often right up until the moment it leaves the shop. I've learned the hard way to use screws without glue whenever I can get away with it. These nightstands break down to five components each screwed from below into the tier above it.
with such a small box to fit a drawer in this would have been a good spot to use old-fashioned hardwood runners, but someone up the chain called out side-mount hardware so that's what I did.
In order to make the hardware accessible, I made part of the bottom of the box removable. To make up for the weakened structure I added a vertical block in the drawer box as close to the center as I could without shrinking the drawer size too much.