|Project by WoodTookSoLong||posted 1319 days ago||1476 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This was a project I was building up courage to do for a while. I finally took it on this past winter/spring. I looked at hundreds of designs everywhere before coming up with this look that incorporates a few things from some of my favourites. Most of our bedroom furniture is birch veneer (a.k.a. Ikea) so it was nice to not only match it somewhat closely but also have something made of real wood.
I built the main structure and shelving out of pine and then used my favourite birch veneer panelling as the sliding cabinet doors with finger pulls. I varathaned it with clear coat water-base which made the two different woods match closer it seemed which was great.
I made the shelves inside adjustable to about 12 different heights so you can fit a few books, an alarm clock, magazines, food, beer, remote control, wrestling mask :-) or whatever in there basically. I also cut out a small hole in each side to run the electrical cords in for alarm clocks and lights.
I had an idea to make the lower part open up as storage too but this was enough for me at the time and it wouldn’t have held much anyway nor been easy to access either once the bed was against it.