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Project by workerinwood posted 05-21-2014 02:05 PM 3130 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a set of bunk beds that I was commissioned to build (my first paying job). It is made from alder with 4 coats of General Finishes Top Coat polyurethane. Joinery is dowels. Had a young man and his wife from Curitiba, Brazil staying with us for a couple of days.
When he found out I was going to start this project he said he wanted to help but knew nothing about woodworking-they ended up staying two weeks. He caught on quick and was a big help(that is Joey in the 3rd picture.
This is the first project that I actually tracked the hours it took me to build – 125 hours.
Customer was very happy with the finished product.

-- Jack, Albuquerque





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pastorglen

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#1 posted 05-21-2014 02:59 PM

That’s really nice work! Great opportunity to teach someone else, too. Two thumbs up!

-- Glen, Pennsylvania, Colossians 3:23 "Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men."

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woodchuckerNJ

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#2 posted 05-21-2014 03:25 PM

Good job. Looks great.

That’s pretty quick 125 hours.
So did you make more than McDonalds wages?

I ask because I am unemployed and considering my options.
I met someone the other day retiring from Custom Furniture making and he said don’t do it.
He told me no one wants to pay what it takes anymore.

So I need to know.

-- Jeff NJ

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majuvla

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#3 posted 05-21-2014 05:12 PM

Incredible craftmanship.I like massive furniture with modern and simple straight lines.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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weav

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#4 posted 05-21-2014 06:35 PM

Very nice job on them. Simple design and pleasing to the eye.

-- jerry

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Andrew

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#5 posted 05-21-2014 08:12 PM

Looks very well done. Nice that you had some help.

-- If you don't start building your dreams, someone else will hire you to build theirs.

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camps764

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#6 posted 05-22-2014 02:16 AM

Strong work…great looking bed and a cool story to go along with it.

Totally agree on the design comments above…love the straight lines and simple elements.

-- Steve

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Rick

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#7 posted 05-22-2014 05:36 AM

Very Nice Jack!

-- LIFE is what happens when you're planning on doing Other Things!

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Francois Vigneron

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#8 posted 05-22-2014 12:52 PM

Nice beds and a cool shop too. Thanks for the story.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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Richard

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#9 posted 05-22-2014 04:26 PM

Very Nice looking beds and it looks as though you got them Kid Tested.

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