cherry bedroom set

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Project by jimi posted 09-27-2008 08:12 AM 1551 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a bunk bed, dresser and night stand that I recently completed for my young son. I finished the pieces with linseed oil and wipe on poly. The dresser and nightstand have walnut accents and I turned the walnut knob. The pieces match better than what the pictures show but I enjoy the natural variation in the cherry color and much prefer it over the uniform dark brown furniture store cherry color. Thanks for looking.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#1 posted 09-27-2008 12:33 PM

This is a nice looking bedroom suite. The natural variation in cherry’s coloring adds visual interest to the pieces. Like you, I much prefer this to the monochromatic color of “store bought” pieces.

Well done!!

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#2 posted 09-27-2008 02:15 PM

Beautiful!!! Gotta love that cherry. What finish did you use and how did you apply it?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 09-27-2008 03:34 PM

Thanks, I wiped on 2 coats of linseed oil followed by 5 coats of wipe on gloss poly and one last coat of wipe on satin poly.

-- Jim, SE PA

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#4 posted 09-27-2008 04:03 PM

beautiful…...these will be treasures he will keep a long time——and I bet the night stand and dresser will stay with him forever…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 07-12-2009 12:02 AM

I just completed some bunk beds myself (pictures will follow in due time). I like the look of the upper bunk guard rails and ladder. How did you attach both of those? They look plenty sturdy but are they removable? Very nice job.

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#6 posted 07-12-2009 12:04 AM

Great Bed looks wonderful

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#7 posted 07-13-2009 12:21 AM

Hey captkerk

The upper bunk guard rails and ladder are attached with furniture bolts and threaded inserts that I purchased from Lee Valley. The furniture bolts go in thru the inside of the bed rails and sit in counterbored holes. They can be removed with an allen wrench.

-- Jim, SE PA

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