Headboard, Dresser, bedside tables and more

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Project by Jacquelyn Smith posted 08-20-2013 05:59 AM 4743 views 44 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a beautiful project packed full of function. It is a headboard, dresser, two bedside tables with book shelves and drawers, reading lights and storage cubbies behind the pillow area.

The bed is located in the center of the room. When you enter the room at the top of the stairs through french doors you see the dresser, open screen and a vista at the top of the mountain. The bed is on the other side of the dresser snugged up to the unit. The four cubby holes are behind the pillow area. Each cubbie has holes for wiring and there is a power strip located in the center of the dresser side. The spaces between the cubbies are all wire chases.

The Headboard has recessed lights that I built so that the clients can read in bed. Each light has a potentiometer (dimmer switch) in each end cubby.

The front dresser has 6 drawers, one in the top center is a jewelry drawer. I used undermount soft push guides.

Around the back I have a pull out on each side of the bed. Each pull out has a books case and bin and a recessed drawer inside of the main unit.

I used American Cherry Armorcore, walnut and tigerwood. I flared the bottom of the legs as you can see in the detail shot. The main top is curved in the front each end and in front of the pullouts. All grain waterfalls throughout.

Thanks for stopping by! I will try to get these photos processed soon to remove the dollies . . .


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#1 posted 08-20-2013 06:33 AM

Oh wow! First thought was wow, second thought was: what the hell is this? But i can now imagine the missing bed on one side and this is a very unique and absolute great piece of furniture.
Thank you very much for sharing!

-- *** the german lumberjock ***

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#2 posted 08-20-2013 06:37 AM


Your design and execution is absolutely flawless. I can’t say that it’s my taste but I’m certain your client is delighted with such a finely made piece. It is all very obvious that it took complete genius to build something so complicated. Thanks for sharing.


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#3 posted 08-20-2013 08:35 AM

Jacquelyn Top Class Work ! Great Vision & Skill So well designed and beautifully made ! A peice of Art in it self… Love this project..

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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#4 posted 08-20-2013 11:40 AM

Jacquelyn, that bedhead, dresser ect is awesome….it is like the Swiss army knife of bedheads….:)
Just awesome work…beautiful lines and design a piece of furniture and art in one. Making this my favorite today.
Amazing job…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 08-20-2013 12:34 PM

Wonderful work!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#6 posted 08-20-2013 12:38 PM

I love the design and wood choice. It looks crisp and flowing.

-- jerry

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#7 posted 08-20-2013 01:17 PM

Looking at this piece and then back through your other project posts, it’s easy to see not only your woodworking skill but your artistic eye for design. Quite the pleasure to browse through your pieces, big and small. Thanks and keep up the good work!

-- Fergie in CO

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#8 posted 08-20-2013 01:45 PM

good golly what an interesting build. I don’t believe I have ever seen anything like it. I’m sure it was challenging & i think you nailed it.

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#9 posted 08-20-2013 04:34 PM

I too looked at it in awe but had no idea how it was used, then I read your post and then looked again and it all made sense. It must be great waking up on this looking at the vista.

This IS my taste and I think it’s absolutely beautiful. Extremely good craftsmanship and great job.

-- Matt, Arizona,

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#10 posted 08-20-2013 04:44 PM

I am simply amazed by your design and skills… absolutely fabulous!

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#11 posted 08-20-2013 04:49 PM

That is quite a work of art. I can see you take things a few notches beyond ordinary in your work. The curves on top are exquisite, and incorporating lighting makes it a sculpture.
This will be a tough one to let go. After investing that kind of time, you must be tempted to keep it.

I am working on a bed currently, and unless it is a simple design, they are a lot more involved that meets the eye.
I am impressed. Did I mention I am impressed?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#12 posted 08-20-2013 06:17 PM

Absolutely wonderful.
You got skills. Mad skills.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 08-20-2013 06:37 PM

The piece speaks volume on your skill level, the design is just classy first rate. Great work the client must be trilled, thanks for sharing this beauty with the site….Blkcherry

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#14 posted 08-20-2013 06:38 PM

Very artistic design and great craftsmanship in the build. Simply excellent!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#15 posted 08-20-2013 06:45 PM

Holy Cow!!!! Not only for the design but for the execution. I am truely impressed. What a great piece of art/furniture.

-- Kurt K.

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