Oak Bedroom Set

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 01-19-2011 12:27 AM 3260 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For my 16th birthday last February 2010, I was surprised with a surprise birthday party that my family planned. During that time, I have wanted to make a bedroom set for my room but didn’t have any money to buy the materials to make the set. My family knew I needed money for materials, so they all got me Lowe’s gift cards and cash for my birthday. With this money I started buying red oak at my local Lowe’s store (which isn’t cheap as you may know) to begin making my bedroom set. After I used the money I got for my birthday, I started to save up money and I made some projects for people to earn money to buy the rest of materials. Time went by over the summer and my half-built dresser started to collect dust for a couple of months, as I only worked on it a little at a time. Then school started and I made the dresser drawers, nightstand, and dresser-top valet in woodshop class, which made the process quicker because I could work on it every day with all the tools and equipment I need. The mirror I made at home with scrap oak I had left over. So then the bedroom set was just about complete and I recently I signed up for LumberJocks and saw they were holding a contest this January. So these past few weeks here I have been working on finishing the set to enter it in the contest. So almost a year and a couple of hundred bucks later I finally finished it. I used Minwax Golden Oak Stain and two coats of Minwax High-Build Polyurethane (which came out really smooth and glossy). Now I just have to make a matching bed frame/headboard……

Woodworking Joinery/Techniques Used:
-Tapered Legs
-Wavy “Dovetails” (See photo 3 & 4)
-Mortise and Tenon
-Pocket Holes
-Biscuit Joints

Thank you for viewing. Comments are welcome.
See the Dresser I entered into the contest here.


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#1 posted 01-19-2011 02:26 AM

WOW, Kyle!!

Very Nice!!! Really like those dovetails!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-19-2011 02:28 AM

Thanks Lew! They were really easy to make with a jig.


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Dan Hux

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#3 posted 01-19-2011 03:43 AM

great work, it all looks fantastic. You have a gift most of us wish we had. Keep up the good and hard work.

-- Dan Hux,,,,Raleigh, NC

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#4 posted 01-19-2011 03:56 AM

Looking good Kyle, Keep up the good work. You might look around and find you wood a little cheaper, might give you more enjoyment and stretch your money a little bit farther.

-- Earth first, we'll drill the rest of the planets later. Vern

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#5 posted 01-19-2011 04:07 AM

Yeah I know rough cut wood is usually cheaper but I don’t have a jointer to clean up the edges, but I do have a planer.


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#6 posted 01-19-2011 06:17 PM

Hey Kyle you did a fantastic job I’m really amazed at what great job you did. Way cool beautiful furniture.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#7 posted 01-19-2011 07:55 PM

Nice work and I think it’s great it wasn’t just the gifts that allowed you to build this but some of your own initiative earning the remaining funds. Well done sir!

-- Russ

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#8 posted 02-25-2011 09:00 PM

Nice job on the build.
Your school must have the fancy Leigh Isoloc jigs for the dovetails?
that could be one of your first projects for your cnc (cut your own jig)

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#9 posted 02-25-2011 09:38 PM

Yes that is the jig I used at school. That is a great idea about making my own jig because I know those jigs can be expensive if you buy them at a store. I just may have to try that one…
Thanks for the idea,


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