Shaker(ish) style nightstand in African Padauk and Maple
Recently completed this for my wife. The top and drawer fronts are African Padauk. The rest of the body is hard maple. Yes, the colour is all natural.
But yes, the colour will likely change over time.
More details, including some sketchup diagrams with dimensions are on my website.
I saved expensive wood by just laminating a thin 1/4” veneer on the front of the drawers.
Used a new finish - Minwax oil-modified waterbased poly. Nice stuff, levelled very nicely with almost no bubbles. Not sure how it can be both oil-modified AND waterbased
Build video: (IT'S REALLY LONG, SORRY!)