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Project by vipond33 posted 857 days ago 6047 views 48 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few of you may have noticed my previous posts involving bamboo scraps. This is where they came from.

In the fall and early winter I built a bedroom suite entirely of bamboo plywood for an architect’s personal bedroom. The bed incorporated LED strip lighting just about everywhere and is 11ft wide by 8ft high with the canopy. There were tight dry butt joints between the individual panels, each hung on a Z-clip.
The curtain wall separating the bathroom was done in 8/4 alternating chunks suspended from the ceiling and tied together with anodized aluminum angle and a 6” top plate. We put it up with car jacks. Not to everyone’s taste I’m sure but kind of pretty in a Star Trek sorta way.

As mentioned in rdlaurance’s comment on my cutting board, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/52205, have a look at David Farrelly’s “The Book of Bamboo” http://www.shakuhachi.com/CM-Farrelly.html. Take it out from the library; you will have a new appreciation of this marvelous material.

I managed to work in secret compartments in the night tables below the tissue box holders, but there is no secret in how difficult this was to build and install as everything had to be removable in case of future lighting failure.

About 225 hrs. Lacquer finish.
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gene

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-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.





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chopnhack

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#1 posted 857 days ago

Very futuristic indeed! Great work Gene :-)

-- Sneaking up on the line....

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bruc101

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#2 posted 857 days ago

That’s some awesome work Gene..beautiful.
If i put lights under our bed though my wife would probably call 911 to me.

-- Bruce http://plans.sawmillvalley.org http://www.sawmillgirls.com

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bladedust

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#3 posted 857 days ago

Spectacular!!!

-- ok, is it cut once measure twice, cut twice measure once???? I know....I'll just keep cutting until it's long enough.

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Philip

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#4 posted 857 days ago

That is fantastic, well done and with Bamboo! (eternal end-grain)

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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studiousmatt

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#5 posted 857 days ago

that is a remarkable bedroom. I have a desire to design and build a bedroom suite form my wife, and I am always interested in design. This one stands out among some of my favorites in this website. I am curious to know how many square feet you had to work with in this room?

great job, it really is remarkable

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Muz

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#6 posted 856 days ago

that is awesome, well done

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peteg

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#7 posted 856 days ago

Wow, this bedroom ROCKs Gene, what a fabulous make, magic lighting, well done Mate
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Ken90712

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#8 posted 856 days ago

Gene, don’t know about anyone else, but man I love the look! Everything about it is top notch. This project is great. The only thing I found odd was the ties hangong on the wall, with such a clean look in the room seemes odd. But hey eveyone has there own ideas. Love the lighting and bathroom way to go brother.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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SisQMark

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#9 posted 856 days ago

Sweet suite! Love the lighting! Nice job.
Mark~

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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Spoontaneous

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#10 posted 856 days ago

Downright sleek! I can’t even imagine a project like this…. but I love the look of it. I have a file on my computer where I save ‘interior designs’ for future reference when I can afford to update/remodel our condo. This bedroom probably cost more than my condo but I still want to include it in ‘the file’. Great job on this!

(I also like how the owner used his tie collection as wall art.)

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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JL7

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#11 posted 856 days ago

This is really amazing Gene…..thanks for sharing.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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vakman

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#12 posted 856 days ago

Wow! I’m assuming the flux capacitor is mounted to the underside of the bed? :) Excellent work, must have been a very satisfying job.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 856 days ago

Beautiful work.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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SPalm

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#14 posted 856 days ago

Zowie!
What an impressive build. I am speechless. Just amazing.

Thank you so much for posting. Very inspirational.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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shipwright

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#15 posted 856 days ago

You do nice work Gene.
Sorry I missed this earlier. The bamboo gives a whole different feel to this bedroom.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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