Bedroom #1

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Project by Granddaddy1 posted 05-16-2012 05:43 PM 1439 views 4 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a queen size bedroom set I made for my son a few years ago when he was still at home. We all know the drill—you go shopping for furniture for a room and you can’t stand all the garbage you find in the stores. I told my wife “I can build better than that”. Of course the only problem is it took me two months to complete.

There are 12 drawers under the bed. Drawer construction on all pieces is 1/2” Baltic birch plywood sides with box joints, red oak drawer face. The 7 drawer chest is 70” high. Chest and night stands are frame and raised panel construction. The drawers move wood on wood and are smooth as glass.

All red oak except for the Baltic birch drawer boxes. Finish is 4 coats of poly sprayed with an HVLP gun, then paste wax. This one will be in the family for generations.

I apologize for the pictures. Photography is not my forte.


-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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Rex B

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#1 posted 05-16-2012 05:49 PM

Ron, beautiful bedroom set! I really like the built in drawers on the bed. And that would have taken me a lot longer than 2 months…

-- Rex

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#2 posted 05-16-2012 06:37 PM

Excellent, did you draw up the plans yourself? How tall is your son? with all those drawers he must be close to 7’!

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#3 posted 05-16-2012 07:12 PM

Thanks guys! I did design the furniture myself in CAD. CRCastor, the chest is 70” high and has 7 drawers. My son is just over 6’, so this is not a problem for him. His Mom has a little problem seeing what’s on top of it, though!

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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#4 posted 04-08-2013 02:48 AM

Very well done ! Only 2 months ,ay ? I would be bragging if I could accomplish all that in only 2 months !! : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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