Master Bedroom Addition with Armiores

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Master bedroom Project

The 13.5 ft. long his and her Armories have double rods, adjustable shelves, pull out belt and tie racks, a safe that is bolted to the floor (and booby trapped if your too interested), and an access door to the crawl space.

They are stained teak natural with 2 coats of poly with a clear coat on the inside .

The dresser drawers are 3/4 solid maple with dovetails. The top drawer is basically a men’s jewelry box with walnut dividers for a S&W 357, a collection of knives, sunglasses and watches. It is lined with faux suede leather and the lower drawers are lined with 3” aromatic cedar on the bottom.

There are puck lights and outlets inside with a 3 way touch switch attached to the middle cabinet hinge.

There is a heat supply vent under the dresser that also channels heat up the entire back to keep cabinets from getting cold.

In the toe kick are hidden, sealed, dovetailed maple drawers lined with 3” cedar closet liner. I stained the base cutouts on the drawer fronts darker to give the illusion of depth between the “feet”. It also created a handle to open them with.

The 1/4 sawn Oak head board is built in to the window trim.

I made the 5” oak cove crown with my table saw and a diagonal jig.

We also built a 7’ long “sweater and shoe cabinet” in the hallway.

The upper center cabinet has glass shelves and puck lights to display my wife’s collection of personal keepsakes.

We reworked the window layout and installed 3 salvaged Pella units, a Pella 6 ft. sliding door and half round.

We vaulted the ceiling, added 4×8 recycled beams and oak flooring.

Not to mention:
new insulation, new rough electrical/ media/ alarm panel, 8 recessed cans, ceiling fan, new drywall, plywood sub siding, new triple 4” cement siding and ext. trim including cedar shingles at gable, new roofing with a new ridge vent.

Also: Jacked up addition 1-1/2” to re-level, add huge bolts to existing foundation to prevent further settling, doubled up 2×10 floor joists, glued 2×2s on bottom of 2×6 rafters to increase insulation space and make room for cans, install new sub floor, replace duct work and demo old cast iron plumbing.

Wife: When can I have my bedroom back? “TWO WEEKS!” ... HA!!!

We also had to build the new deck, regrade dirt to shed water and add landscaping, install gutters, complete int. and ext. paint.


20 yrs. later…

-- mark - Grayslake IL.

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posted 11-24-2012 05:01 AM


That bedroom is a masterpiece! Very well done. Those ceiling beams don’t look reclaimed.I imagine you had to do a lot of work to get them to look that good. Beautiful cabinetry.

-- Working on my home for 2 years and counting.

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posted 11-25-2012 03:24 AM

Thanks mark,
I was very pleased with how the bedroom opened up after removing the half bath, drywalled closet and vaulting the ceiling.

The recycled beams came out of an old barn in Wisconsin and were originally painted white before I planed them to bare wood. They were straight and in pretty good shape but it still took alot of time to find all the nails, sand and rout the edges.

There are beams like these in the second floor vaulted bedrooms, the kitchen, living room and dining room.

-- mark - Grayslake IL.

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