Chi Omega Dorm Room #8: Completion Round two

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Blog entry by Chris Davis posted 07-25-2011 01:24 PM 6343 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted to post about finishing the largest single project I’ve done to date. I haven’t posted any many updates on the progress. When I was putting a title to this block, I noticed I already had a series Chi Omega Dorm Room. This was the last biggest project that I built 2 years ago. So the 7 post before this one is the build for that job and not the new one, but the beds are the same, just more of them this time.

Two years ago I had 10 singles and 7 bunk beds for a total of 17 beds. This go around we did 31 singles 9 bunk beds and added a new daybeds style (13 of those). That is 53 beds. We started on them about 4 weeks ago and have been working 75-80 hours/week. We got them finished two days ahead of schedule and had them loaded by last Thursday for a delivery and install Saturday. The install was finished Sunday around 10:00 am.

Dorm Bunks

Here is an example of how each task we repeated over and over. Drilling 704 pocket holes in 14 1/2 minutes. That is one every 1.23 seconds. This is for 44 drawer units under beds for Chi Omega

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Chi Omega Platform
Chi Omega Sanding
Pocket Hole Marathon
Chi Omega Drawers

Building pictures
Building drawers
backs to drawer units
Face frames
Door Kits

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#1 posted 07-25-2011 02:09 PM

After four years in the fraternity house, this is the closest I ever got to a Chi O dorm room. Fantastic project for a great group of ladies.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 07-25-2011 02:12 PM

The two guys installing slept there instead of getting a hotel. It was empty of course, summer break.

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#3 posted 07-25-2011 03:05 PM

Hey, safety glasses work better if they’re over your eyes! LOL That’s a regular line for me in the school shop.

check out the pocket hole video to find out what I mean!

Keep up the good work

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