I should have started taking pictures earlier in the process of building this bed. This is a king size mission style bed I am building for the wife and I. As you can see it is nearly complete. I sprayed the second of three coats of water based polyurethane today.
Tomorrow I will lightly sand everything and spray the final coat. I have not sprayed the top surface of the headboard and footboard top railing so I can glue them on without marring the finish. I will glue up the bed tomorrow and spray the top surface.
My wife has made a beautiful old style quitle to go with the bed. Once everything is assembled I’ll post more pictures of the bed, quilt and nightstands, (which I built about a year ago).
About a 100 or so spindles. What a pain to sand, stain and finish.
Most of the footboard and one of the side rails.
Most of the headboard, the bend in the leg is an optical effect, it’s perfectly straight
There’s some wild grain in this Quartersawn White Oak
More grain shots from the headboard
The grain from the footboard top rail
The grain from the footboard and headboard top rails, from the other end.
-- Owen Johnson - aka IowaWoodcrafter