A teenager bedroom

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Project by geir posted 04-27-2009 05:54 PM 1899 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my daughters new bedroom. I made all the furniture, mostly as built-ins. All the furniture from her last room was given away or used as firewood. It’s so satisfying every time an IKEA item goes that way and something handmade comes in from the workshop.
Materials are birch and birch ply. I particularly like the flamed birch top of the chest. The photo shows nothing near the beauty of the wood. But I had to work hard for this beauty. Tear-out, tear-out, tear-out!
I turned the drawer pulls from cherry and added a 6 mm ebony plug and then plugged the ebony plug with 3mm brass rod. Dead simple, but a great effect.
I’ve found that the cheapest source for glass is to buy mirrors or glass shelves from IKEA or similar stores, put any wooden parts in the stove and make new frames etc.
The finish is BLO-varnish-turpentine mix, 3-5 coats.

-- Geir, Oslo, Norway

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#1 posted 04-27-2009 07:32 PM

Beautiful pieces. She will treasure them for years to come. You did a great job selecting your wood. You couldn’t buy such a nice chest without spending a fortune!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#2 posted 04-27-2009 08:02 PM

Hi Geir

Great looking bedroom for your daughter. You did a beautiful job on these pieces. I am sure your daughter was very pleased. Love the wood grain you picked. Tell your daughter, she has a very neat room. When my daughter was a teenager, her room never looked this neat. Now that she is married and has her own home she is a great house keeper now.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#3 posted 04-28-2009 03:23 AM

A very good job they all are wonderful.


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