Bedside shelves

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Project by Tooch posted 06-01-2019 04:10 PM 565 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is part of a bigger bed project I am making for my oldest daughter Meadow (pic 1). Since our addition is finished she moved into her very own room and now has lots of extra space. We are hoping to get them their own furniture instead of the hand-me-down stuff they currently have, but looking at the prices of moderately built furniture gave me sticker shock. “What? You want that amount of money?! For that?!”

So the design phase began. she wanted a bed with lots of room for stuffed buddies and books. After looking at some pictures online, we decided on plan and I got to work. The bed itself will have to be in a separate post, but for now I wanted show the shelves that will run beside it. The inspiration was something like this:

With The overall size being 61” tall x 81” long x 10” deep, it’s one of the bigger designs I’ve put together. The casework is 3/4” plywood and face frame and trim is poplar. Finished with about 4 coats of Sherwin Williams interior satin paint.

Thanks for stopping in and checking it out, stay tuned for the end result!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 06-01-2019 04:15 PM

Great project… and there are very happy user

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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woodshaver Tony C

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#2 posted 06-01-2019 04:41 PM

Very nice Tooch! By the looks of that huge smile I would say you have a very happy young lady there.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#3 posted 06-01-2019 05:38 PM

Great looking shelving unit, Mike! Nice work on it. I’ll bet your daughter can’t wait to fill them all!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 06-01-2019 06:41 PM

That looks great and a very happy young lady. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#5 posted 06-01-2019 08:10 PM

Very Nice! I have an older son in a small room and keep bringing up we could work on something like this together. I will show it to him and see…

-- "It's nice to be important - but it's more important to be nice." Bozo

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#6 posted 06-01-2019 11:55 PM

That will hold a lot of stuffed friends and a lot of other stuff too. Nice work Tooch. I wish I had that much room to put things when I was her age. But then again I would of had to keep it neat. LOL.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 06-02-2019 09:08 AM

What a great Dad they have in you!

Keep up the good work!

-- Regards Rob

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#8 posted 06-02-2019 02:14 PM

Wow, that’s going to be one fine room setup! Work like that will be a useful and apprieciated gift for many years to come 8^)

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#9 posted 06-03-2019 02:13 PM

nice work buddy your making her a very happy girl,cant wait to see the rest.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#10 posted 06-04-2019 01:00 AM

Tooch , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-04-2019 04:26 AM

Tooch, nice job, clean lines, roomy shelves, cute kid. What’s not to like?

-- Big Al in IN

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