Bedroom Set Bed #1: Started on the Bed for the bedroom set

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Blog entry by BradHess posted 02-26-2010 06:09 AM 1161 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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So I got to spend a few hours in the workshop today and actually got quite a bit done on the bed. The headboard and foot board are being built out of 1/4 inch panels left over from re-sawing the drawer fronts. These panels are being mounted into a 1 1/2 inch frame and panel style. The center panel is going to be copper that was removed from my grandparents house when they had their roof replaced. The copper has some cool V shaped patina to it which should look pretty cool. I am going to cut the copper and laminate it to 1/4 in substrate and then it will be a panel just like the others.

Here is a picture of the work in progress.



While I was out shopping for wood for the bed posts I visited one of my local wood dealers who had a cool piece of crotch mahogany that I just could not pass up especially when it was only $35.00. It is hard to tell from the pictures, but it is 53 inches high by 33 inches wide at the bottom and 1.5 inches thick.. I has some cracks and splits but I think I will be able to butterfly them and make a cool desktop out of it, however I am open to ideas. Thoughts of what to do with it??

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#1 posted 02-26-2010 06:10 AM

Lookin Good

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#2 posted 02-26-2010 06:42 AM

Nice start!

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#3 posted 02-26-2010 02:57 PM

Hi Brad,

The bed is coming along beautifully and will be the highlight of a complete bedroom set. I’m quite impressed with your idea to use the copper in the center. That V-shaped patina is awesome and it was ingenious of you to think to use it on this project. It will add not only aesthetic beauty to the project but has such great sentimental value as well. As someone who also made his own bedroom furniture, I can appreciate the labor of love involved. Great job.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 02-26-2010 09:00 PM

Looks like its going to be a beautiful bed. And that mahogany slab is very very nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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