Wood Nightstand Catchall

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Katrina Harris

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Katrina Harris
Atlanta, Georgia

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A wood catchall tray designed to keep miscellaneous items at bay, and within your grasp. The perfect size where space is limited. Whether its in your homes entry table, your desk, or nightstand (Where I keep mine), this tray keeps things organized, & a space to charge your phone at night to boot.

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Red Oak

Red Oak

6" × 12" × 1/2" Red Oak

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Wood Nightstand Catchall

The nightstand catchall came into creation out of pure necessity. I had one that was made out of some type of acrylic or plastic that discolored over time, and I felt it was time for a new one. I also had a wooden phone dock I made from a piece of walnut years ago that sat on top of my previous catchall, and I thought, “Wouldn’t it be awesome to have one item that encompasses both!” With that thought I opened up my design software of choice and started playing with shapes until I settled on the one I liked. After finalizing the design, I saved the .svg file and imported it into easel.

Note: (The dimension of the Phone slot on the catchall was designed to fit “MY” Smartphone. I have the Samsung S6 Galaxy Edge Plus – if you have a different phone you will have to make adjustments to the phone slot to fit your phone. This can be done easily by simply using a pair of digital calipers to measure the width of the phone. The depth of cut will remain the same.)

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Carving

120 minutes

The next step was to choose the wood I would use for the catchall. Although I think it would look awesome made out of Walnut, I choose to recycle the wood from a 70 year old table that I saved from the landfill, so the wood used in this project is Oak.
After securing the material on the machine, I installed the largest bit I had in the router, and set out making my new catchall.
The bit used: High speed steel 2 flute upcut Spiral.
Cut Settings: I utilized the recommend cut settings, however I feel this was entirely too safe and I could have increased the Feed Rate/Depth per pass a tad.

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Finishing

10 minutes

After the job was complete, I sanded over the entire piece with 220 grit sand paper, and then applied a homebrew wood conditioner to give it a soft luster and satiny feel.

Don Hatfield
well done! this is a great project, very clever design. you've really got me thinking!
Don Hatfield