Master Bedroom Trim

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Project by WistysWoodWorkingWonders posted 05-20-2013 05:29 PM 2342 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project only uses some minor woodworking skills, but thought my fellow LJs would appreciate the trim work and final project – I am sure as woodworkers we have all dreamed of renovating our Master Bedrooms, so this is what I came up with on my return from Afghanistan last year.
Picture 001 shows the room before we started the reno, very plain and simple, white walls and no real details.
Picture 002 shows the new headboard wall with an art niche built in, better colors, crown molding and speaker shelves – the speakers are wired to my TV on the other side of the room. I know we shouldn’t have a TV in our room, but I do like to watch the Hockey highlights before I go to sleep.
Picture 003 shows another angle of the main headboard wall before the construction.
Picture 004 shows the completed reno – I think my wife did an excellent job of adding the decorations in the art niche!
Picture 005 shows the other side of the room before the reno.
Picture 006 shows the completed reno.
All in all, the project took over a month to complete as it was a full renovation. To start, removal of the drywall on all sides and the ceiling, followed by new wiring throughout, new insulation in all walls, vapour barrier, new drywall all around. Flooring was removed and replaced with Scandanavian Walnut, we love the look of this floor and have used it before in our Poker room. One thing I failed to do was level the floor joists properly which resulted in minor squeeking on our new floor – if you ever do flooring, get the joists trued up first!
Our drywaller suggested adding the detail around the ceiling near the crown molding. It took a bit of time to install but I think it looks fantastic.
The speaker shelves are basically made up of crown molding and basic square molding pieces, but match nicely to the crown molding and trim work around the door and window.
this was a great project and well needed as we have renovated all the other rooms in our house so it was overdue. We are now fully enjoying the finished project (other than the squeeky floors :)
Hope you all get to tackle this type of project at some point in your future. Although not directly a “wood” working project, it certainly tested some of my shop skills adding the trim work!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 06:04 PM

Very nicely done! We have several things in common…my wife cant keep me out of the shop either! I also returned from Afghanistan last year with the Alabama Army National Guard…man what a trip that was! Glad you are back safe and enjoying life. Where in Trashganistan were you stationed?

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 06:08 PM

Chad, thanks for the comments. I was posted to Regional Command South Division HQ with the US Forces working out of Fort Drum. Although being Canadian, it was a unique experience working with the US Forces in this operation.
Glad to hear you are home safe as well – Afghanistan was a great experience for me and my family, but I am certainly glad to be home working in my work shop and back onboard one of the Canadian Navy Ships.
Best of luck on your future builds.

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#3 posted 05-26-2013 12:05 PM

Thank you & Chad both for your service. Some classy lookin trim, etc.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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