Hi, So here is my attempt to creating a queen sized bed for my Girlfriend and I.
Greatly inspired by beautiful beds I saw around LJ, I generated my adaptation of the design using CATIA v5 3D modeler. around march/april 2009
Bought several tools to start up a workshop from april to june
Got the materials in June.
Paused from june to september to learn how to use my tools on other projects (workbench / few things for the apartment) and to settle in my new appartment
Started actively working on the project in october,
Overall, I could not get that much shop time… Was out of the country for ~9 weeks from end of july to mid-november…
All dimensions are overdesigned as I love big bulky long-lasting stuff.
The wood is Jatoba and silver maple, which gives a very nice contrast.
So, without any further details… Some pictures.
What the project looks like in the 3D modeler:
Milling the big 8/4×8” x 8’ Jatoba boards down to 1.5”
Glueing up 3 1” pieces to create the posts
Creating the tenons on the railing
Fitting the railing on the foot piece
Mortising on the transversal pieces for the foot piece
Filing the tenons to fit in the mortises
A view of the chamfered transversal board for the foot piece
Had to use dowels on the foot piece, due to a miscalculation of the required length… Too short railings = more painful fitting work
The dryfitted foot piece. Decided not to glue the railings in the end. Only the transversal pieces to the posts.
The milled lumber pile slowly transforming into a nice piece of furniture….
Routing a chamfer on a big transversal piece
Routing chamfers on the railings
Sanding the chamfers
23 pieces of railing for the head piece completed (chamfers only)
Marking the location of the mortises for the transversal boards of the head piece
A friend of mine helping out with the routing of mortises for the head board
Routing shallow mortises for the bedrail hardware! Quite a fancy position…
The first assembly of the bed… In the street
Another view of the assembled bed. You can see I screwed up the position of 2 railings on the head piece… Call it inexperience…
In the next post, the remaining of the things on the TODO list:
-Add the detail boards on the top and side of the head and foot piece
-Fit the center secondary rail
-Fit the laths on the side rails
-Apply the finish to the entire thing. (will probably use danish oil clear finish 3 applications)
Thanks for dropping by, please feel free to leave any comments…