We left the bedroom slightly unfinished in the last post. We had the cabinets built but not faced. We also had to finish the baseboards on the bed area. It was still pretty ugly looking.
We bought some nice poplar boards to make the facing out of. We got all the measurements and cut the boards. We then used the Kreg Jig to drill the holes on the backside, so you wouldn't see them when assembled.
Here it is mostly assembled. We wanted to see if it would make the turn from the hallway into the bedroom. Of course it wouldn't. That means we'd have to assemble it in place. Kind of a pain, since the screws are on the backside and the area was tight!
We took it back apart to stain it. We stained the baseboards also. We used the same cabernet color stain we used on the rest of the bedroom. The baseboards are made out of pine framing lumber, just like the bed frame. You can see the poplar is streaked with green in the grain. This had a neat effect on the stain.
The grain really pops out on this wood. The green shows through in places, making me think of rhubarb stalks! I loved how it turned out.
Here it is, installed and screwed down tight. This side is for clothes.
This side is our utility area. This will house our water tank, pump and the filter system. We plan to build doors for both sides but that can be done at a later date.
Ronnie applying the polyurethane sealer over the stain.
Baseboards in place!
There it is...our bedroom. We are really happy with how it turned out! We do plan on making doors for the cabinets but that will come later. We'll be sure to use more poplar for them, to get that rhubarb color to match! I love how that wood took the stain!
Now, on to the kitchen! YAY! :D