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Twin Trundle Bed #2: Side Rails

10-21-2013 03:45 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the trundle bed we are working on.-----The last details on the headboard were the top caps, and some decorative tenons. -----One side of the bed has a frame and panel assembly. It features solid cherry panels, which are recessed for a subtle reveal. -----The assembly features haunched tenons for a sturdy connection. -----Test fitting the frame and panel assembly.-----The rails hang on large tenons, and will be secured with concealed bed bolts. I layout the tenons in such a way th...

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Twin Trundle Bed #1: Footboard, Headboard

10-16-2013 05:56 PM by pintodeluxe | 7 comments »

The current project is a twin-over-twin trundle bed for my son. -----The bed is made from cherry, and the footboard came together quickly. -----Footboard details…-----Now the headboard is coming together. It features frame and panel construction with solid cherry panels. -----The headboard features a shelf and gently arched stiles. -----The legs are hollow to store the low voltage transformer, and pass the cord neatly to the outlet. The legs are oversized to make room for the shel...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #10: Stain, Lacquer, Hardware, and Lighting

09-23-2013 05:33 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

I stained and sprayed lacquer, and let the finish cure for 48 hours. Next I waxed the bed with Howard’s Walnut Wax and #0000 steel wool. Then I turned my attention to mounting the drawer pulls. I use Scott Collins “no math” method for laying out the hole locations. Then I offset the holes 3/16” higher than the layout mark, because the threads on the pulls are off-center. I use a full-size jig to mount the four pulls. -----Drawer pulls installed.-----I installed a...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #9: Dovetail Drawers

09-11-2013 03:57 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Time to build drawers for the bed.-----I am using a P.C. jig to machine the dovetails. Everything is pretty standard, except the bit I use, which is a larger 14 degree dovetail bit from Rockler. I like to set up two routers – one with a 1/4” straight bit, and one with the dovetail bit. -----I start by hogging out waste with the straight bit. -----The second pass is with the 14 degree dovetail bit. -----I find this two-pass method makes cleaner cuts, with less chance of the wo...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #8: The Wedge and Strap Inlay

09-09-2013 04:51 PM by pintodeluxe | 3 comments »

Here is the bed project, which is nearing completion.-----A couple of headboard details remain, one of which is the wedge and strap detail. I tapered the backsplash, and glued the wedges on. Next I use carpet tape to attach the backsplash to a strip of plywood. This serves as a reference edge as I cut the dado for the walnut inlay. -----I use a dado set and miter gauge to cut the shallow dado. I make sure to cut both ends of the backsplash before adjusting the fence. Normally one would ...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #7: Platform Support Boxes

09-08-2013 07:18 AM by pintodeluxe | 1 comment »

The platform support features ten plywood panels that transfer the load straight to the floor. One corner is knocked off, so it won’t be visible under the arched sides of the bed. -----My wife and I worked on assembly of the carcase. We started by gluing and screwing five panels to the side rail. The top of the panels are flush with the groove in the side rails.A lower strip of plywood is then set into notches in the panels. -----Then another strip fills the top notch in the panels...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #6: Side Rail Arches, M & T, and Bed Bolts

09-06-2013 04:03 PM by pintodeluxe | 9 comments »

This is where we left things last time… -----Now I need to cut mortises for the side rail assembly. The mortises are offset, to avoid intersecting the groove. -----I cut grooves for the false drawer panels in the side rail assembly.-----With all the joinery cut, I can now cut arches on the lower rails. -----Then I carefully layout hole locations for the bed bolts. The holes in the upper rails intersect the groove for the plywood base, however plenty of wood remains for a sturdy c...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #5: Side Rails and Headboard Corbels

08-26-2013 04:04 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Here is where I am currently at with the bed project. -----The plans call for side rails 1-1/2” thick. The 8/4 at the lumberyard didn’t look too good, some even sporting snipe 3/4” thick! So I decided to achieve the desired thickness by laminating 5/4 with 4/4 boards. -----After milling the glueups flat and square, I wrestled them over the dado blade to create the tenons. My 8” dado set couldn’t reach the entire shoulder, so there was considerable hand trimm...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #4: Headboard - Central Panel with Rodel Inspired Splat

08-19-2013 04:37 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Here is the queen bed project I am working on…-----In my last entry I completed the locking miter joints that form the transition between the side panels and the central panel. -----The central panel has two small floating panels, and a small mid-shelf. The opening near the top will receive a 7-part splat inspired by Kevin Rodel’s arts and crafts dining chairs. -----I route a groove in the spindles to receive the thin components of the splat. Notice the stop block for consiste...

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Arts and Crafts Wedge and Strap Bed #3: Headboard , Locking Miter Joints

08-12-2013 04:11 PM by pintodeluxe | 5 comments »

Here is the queen bed project I am working on…-----Before moving on to the headboard, I needed to install some button caps on the footboard. I start by chamfering a 15 degree pyramid on the end of some leg stock. -----Pyramid shape complete.-----Next I use the dado set to cut a tenon on the end of the button cap.-----Then the button cap is cut free.-----Finally I route a mortise for the button cap with a plunge router and spiral bit. -----Button caps installed on footboard. -----Now...

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