Teenaged Dreams (Designing a boys bedroom furniture)

This week I was extremely lucky to be asked to make a stand alone multi-functional piece of furniture that was not attached to the wall but could fill the space at the rear of a teenager bedroom.

 

The style brief was edgy urban and the item needed to incorporate a wardrobe, shoe storage, a chest of drawers, a large desk, shelves and storage under the desk for computer equipment and stationery. I was able to combine new structural timbers with 9mm and 12mm hardwood ply, reclaimed pallet wood and weathered corrugated iron sheeting. The client requested that the drawers and shelves were painted in her son’s favourite shade of red and various tones of grey were also added to the shelves and the back boards.  The teenager was very happy with the finished item as was the client.

I always enjoy the big builds that start as a design on paper, especially when the client grants free reign over design, materials and finishes

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