Bedroom Furniture

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Project by concretepicture posted 08-31-2012 06:01 PM 1984 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the bedroom furniture. It consists of a Queen size bed frame (Headboard, footboard, rails), a Quilt Chest, and two Nightstands. Everything is solid oak with lap slices or mortise and tenon joints. The wood all came from used railroad dunnage. Easy on the pocketbook, but hard on the timeclock. I have become a big fan of both lid stays and ball bearing drawer slides. The Nightstand tops match the chest upholstery by inlaying fabric and covering it with clear epoxy.


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#1 posted 08-31-2012 06:21 PM

very nicely done. What is railroad dunnage, never heard of it.

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#2 posted 08-31-2012 06:52 PM

I was wondering as well, but google seems to suggest it’s basically rough wood they use for packing, spacing, that sort of thing.

In any case, this is a beautiful set. Well done!

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#3 posted 08-31-2012 06:56 PM

Very nice bed set.The bench is especially beautiful

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#4 posted 08-31-2012 07:50 PM

Clever idea to inlay matching fabric, I’d love to see a closer photo of the nightstands if you have one. I’m currently working on a queen bed myself, although at this rate it will take a while. Glad to see somebody is actually finishing projects :)

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#5 posted 08-31-2012 11:46 PM

Nice Bedrom set! Free wood is always good!

I couldn’t wait so I looked up what Rail Road Dunnage might be.

From Wikipedia®
” Dunnage is a term with a variety of related meanings. Typically dunnage is inexpensive or waste material used to protect and load securing cargo during transportation. Dunnage also refers to material used to support loads and prop tools and materials up off the ground such as jacks, pipes, and supports for air conditioning and other equipment above the roof of a building.”

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#6 posted 09-01-2012 10:43 AM

Solid and nice looking. If it was easy to build, odds are you wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much or would you keep it as long. The more time and heart we put into any project, the better it becomes.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 09-01-2012 11:35 AM

Really like this – especially the bench/chest at the foot!
Would be really interested in seeing a close-up shot of the nightstands.

I also agree with Monte about the amount we put into builds increasing the enjoyment. We rebuilt our home after a fire and by the time we got around to furniture the funds were drying up so rather than purchasing pieces we needed, we designed and built them. A double computer desk, a chest/cabinet combo for inside the large closet, kitchen island, cabinets and a wall unit for the bedroom. All those things mean more to me than anything purchased and have the added benefits of being custom to the space and colors. Definitely not something we could have bought off a showroom floor.

-- Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best. --Theodore I. Rubin

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#8 posted 09-11-2012 06:13 PM

Thanks for the comments.
Sorry about not explaining the dunnage, but the definitions are correct. The wood was used to store rebar and other supplies. I will try to get a better picture of the nightstands and maybe of the wood as I received it.


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#9 posted 09-11-2012 06:38 PM

Nice bed set! I also like your color of choice.

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#10 posted 07-08-2013 11:41 AM

Really awesome bed set..A bedroom is not complete without splendid and comfortable furniture. Bedroom furniture is very important you will want to ensure that you buy quality bedroom furniture that suits your taste and budget.

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