cheery bedroom wall unit and cherry bedframe

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Project by sonny posted 02-24-2008 03:21 AM 3780 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this unit is for friend of mine she wanted something she could show off her collectibles and also wanted storage under the bed. So I built in three large drawers, one on each side and one in the front. This gave her plenty of storage for bedsheets and blankets. I like working with cherry, but it is expensive. 4×8 sheet of cheery plywood ran me 138.00 dollars per sheet. The third picture shows the construction of the bed frame it shows where the three drawers are located.

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#1 posted 02-24-2008 03:31 AM

That must be one heck of a friend! That looks fantastic!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-24-2008 05:22 AM

Wow. Sonny you just made my day. This is one gorgeous project. I agree with Gary in that she must be a very close friend. Cherry and cherry ply are expensive to work with but it is such a beautiful wood it is worth the price.
The finish and craftmanship on the pieces look real good. I like the idea of putting drawers under the bed. This is usually wasted space.

How did you finish these pieces?

Thanks for the post Sonny.

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

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#3 posted 02-24-2008 08:09 AM

What friend would not be pleased with that unit. Great job.

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

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#4 posted 02-24-2008 01:21 PM

Your friend should have been very pleased with the final product. Nice design and craftsmanship!

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 02-24-2008 02:41 PM

So just how does one become a friend to you….............. nice work !

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#6 posted 02-24-2008 11:00 PM

Sonny Sonny Sonny You just raised the bar so High I ‘ll Need an extension Latter just to touch it.

-- Billp

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#7 posted 02-26-2008 03:49 AM

Thanks everyone for your compliments it means a lot more when it comes from fellow woodworkers, again thanks

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#8 posted 08-23-2008 11:51 PM

That’s my kinna project!
Very nicely done.
The under bed storage is a super idea .
Can you tell us more about the lighting?


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#9 posted 08-24-2008 12:44 AM


I used two different types of lighting,inside the units and above the bed I used low voltage puck lights that are on a touch dimmer.It sets the lights at HI,MED.&LOW,above the crown molding is a 12ft.rope lighting that gives up lighting to the ceiling. If you have any questions please let me know,also thanks for the compliment on the project.Hope this information is helpful.

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