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Project by Chris Davis posted 2269 days ago 5960 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a custom headboard and couple nightstands that were built for the same customer as the Wardrobe/Entertainment Center. It was designed to match in style and color.

Headboard
The headboard was built with raised panels to match the style of the Wardrobe/Entertainment Center doors. I added some custom dental molding under the top lip. This is the same dental molding that I built to insert into the crown molding in the rest of the room.

Nightstand
On this nightstand, we deviated from the normal wood top, to a top that was made from Formica Solid Surface material. It gave the top had a granite look. We also used Formica laminate on a pull out drink tray above the drawers. Each of the drawers used full extension rails with birch drawer boxes. The base molding was a two piece molding, a solid square stock with a base cap on top. This matched the molding that I applied to the Wardrobe/Entertainment Center, with the exception that it was a little smaller.

The Wardrobe, nightstands, and headboard was one of the larger projects that I’ve completed for just one order. I did separate it into two phases, which was separated by a week for delivery. This was to allow for carpet installation and I gave me a little breathing room.
Picture of the Murphy bed built the year before for the same customer.
This is a picture of the Murphy bed built the year befor for the same customer. This is the only picutre I had of it. This is before it was assembled.

Picture of the wardrobe/entertainment center in the same room

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FlWoodRat

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#1 posted 2269 days ago

Nice work Chris.. Looks like you have a very happy customer by the amount of work they send your way.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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Critterman

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#2 posted 2269 days ago

Chris this whole project is great…and that wall unit is crazy exceptional. You do definitely do great work.

-- Jim Hallada, Chesterfield, VA

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#3 posted 2269 days ago

Chris,

These are really nice projects. Any idea how long it took you build them?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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rpmurphy509

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#4 posted 2269 days ago

Beautiful work. That Murphy bed looks like a very high-class set of built-ins.

How was that solid-surface material to work with?

-- Still learning everything

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Chris Davis

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#5 posted 2269 days ago

to sbryan5’s question: These are really nice projects. Any idea how long it took you build them?

I don’t keep a good record on time, but just guessing:
Headboard 4-6 hours (I outsourced the panel)
Nights stands 6-8 hrs for both
The built-in Entertainment/wardrobe 40-60 hours (outsourced the doors)

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Chris Davis

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#6 posted 2269 days ago

to rpmurphy509’s question: How was that solid-surface material to work with?

Not that hard at all….I oursourced them. I thought about learning how to work with solid-surface material, because it seems real simple and it cost me about $170 for both tops. I wonder if anyone has blogged about that.

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#7 posted 2269 days ago

Beautiful job.

-- Jiri

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#8 posted 2269 days ago

Beautiful furniture there Chris.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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