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Blog series by Andy Brownell updated 1663 days ago 2 parts 3211 reads 5 comments total

Part 1: The Rough Stuff

1672 days ago by Andy Brownell | 3 comments »

I’ve started a new project over the last couple of weeks. It’s two solid walnut beds (Full Size) for each of my kids.I’m making two different styles, heavily influenced by Thomas Moser’s New Century China bed and American Bungalow beds. I’ve worked on other beds in the past including a Pencil Post bed I made as a wedding gift to my wife about 10 years ago. This was after working on some projects for Jeff Miller of J. Miller Handcrafted Furniture. He published ...

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Part 2: Joinery, Dry Fit Assembly and Some Details

1663 days ago by Andy Brownell | 2 comments »

So I made some pretty good progress over the last few weeks on one of the beds. The headboard and footboard combined have about 40 mortise and tenon joints, and some pretty precise geometry. The smaller mortises were made with a forstner bit and squared them up with a chisel. All of the smaller pieces in the headboard are flush with one another.Everything is so tight in the dry-fit stage that it probably could survive without a glue-up. With all of the pieces, I’m probably going to use ...

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