LumberJocks

Moving right along

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by T. D. Reid posted 03-04-2012 01:15 AM 780 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I was able to get the four rails for the head and foot boards sanded down to the correct thickness along with a rabbit to hold the stiles. Then I cut the tenons on the rails and cut a test mortise for the legs.
Today I put six hours in the shop and got the mortises cut on the legs along with a dry fit. I cut the tenons for the first 15 stiles for the head board. I will get the other 15 tenons cut on the stiles for the foot board and then will start sanding all of these pieces so that I can get the finish on it before I assemble it.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd



3 comments so far

View NormG's profile

NormG

4507 posts in 1747 days


#1 posted 03-04-2012 02:11 AM

t a great start to this project. Looks like you have thought this out pretty well in advance

-- Norman

View ShaneA's profile

ShaneA

5444 posts in 1342 days


#2 posted 03-04-2012 02:18 AM

Gonna look nice. Looking forward to final pics. What finish are you going to use?

View T. D. Reid's profile

T. D. Reid

275 posts in 1088 days


#3 posted 03-04-2012 02:49 AM

ShaneA,
I will use a finish that I picked up from Popular Woodworkings Arts & Crafts Furniture Projects. It is J.E. Moser’s Golden Amber Maple water-based aniline dye sold by Woodworker’s Supply then a coat of wipe on Heavy-bodied Glaze Van Dyke Brown sold by Mohawk Finishing Products. Two coats of wipe on poly and then I will add a coat of Black Bison wax.
You can see what it looks like on the A&C bookcase that I build. I really like the ease of the finish and when you find something that works you should stick with it. It makes the rays from the QSWO explode off the piece.
Norm,
Thanks I sure try to plan these builds out in advance. Sometimes it drives my wife nuts because I will tell her something that I’m going to build and it will be six months before I am going to start it. I am building her a queen size A&C style bed when I finish this one for my son. I still have to finalize the plans on it because I am using the designs from three different people. Should be great and I am looking forward to it. The most interesting upcoming build to watch out for is three matching night stands. This will be my first mass production and its mind numbing to think about. lol

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase