Daughter's Bedroom Suite

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Project by mjk posted 08-14-2012 02:38 AM 1191 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the bedroom suite I made for my daughter back in 2004.
The bed was a bit of a challenge since I had no plans – only a picture sent from my daughter.
The head board has a slight curve to it – like a sleigh bed – so all the slats had to be individually bent & shaped.
The night stand is from a Woodsmith design, as is the lamp. I’m not sure where the dresser plans came from but the mirror was my own simple design to match the curves in the headboard of the bed.

Everything was made from PA cherry & cherry ply, all drawers were dovetailed.

Thanks for looking


-- mjk, Prescott

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#1 posted 08-14-2012 02:52 AM

Good looking pieces ! I especially like the headboard – one of the nicest I have seen !

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#2 posted 08-14-2012 03:06 AM

very nice pieces. I’m sure she will enjoy it. I hope to try and make a bed someday. Thanks for posting.

-- Bill Culpepper, Indiana

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#3 posted 08-14-2012 01:24 PM

Very beautiful!

Could you post some pictures with drawers in detail?



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#4 posted 08-14-2012 01:26 PM

Absolutely stunning. My favorite piece is the headboard. Excellent job bending those slats. The finish really makes the grain pop, too.

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 07:00 PM

These are nice clean pieces. They look really nice and I’ll bet that your daughter really appreciates them.


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#6 posted 08-14-2012 07:51 PM

A lucky daughter who deserves all the lovely pieces built by dad! Magnificent work!

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#7 posted 08-14-2012 10:45 PM

Gepatino: I’ve added some pictures of one of the dovetailed drawers as you requested. Fortunately the dresser is here in Prescott, AZ w/us while my daughter is living in Capetown, SA. It’s been so long since I made this that I forgot I made aromatic cedar liners for the largest dresser drawers. The cedar is usually used to line closets but I must have thought it would be a good idea to make up some panels to slip into the drawers. Sometimes I surprise even myself!

Thanks again everyone for your kind responses. It’s really been an encouraging ego boost. It is especially nice to be appreciated by other folks who work just as hard & suffer the same trials & tribulations trying to get everything as “right” as possible.

-- mjk, Prescott

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