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Walnut Platform Bed #5: Making the bed head have a Japanese flair

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 606 days ago 2872 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Dry fit of the bed head with iris carving Part 5 of Walnut Platform Bed series Part 6: Got some oil on it »

Today I cut the curve by bending a stick between three screws and drew a line on paper to make a half pattern. After cutting on the bandsaw and planing/sanding the curve, I mounted it about an inch above the bed head.

Tomorrow we’ll see about attaching the bed head to the bed rails. Then mucho sanding, layers of tongue oil and later the lighting installation.


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-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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grizzman

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#1 posted 606 days ago

gee dan, or could i call you dad, as i would now like one of these also, this looks really good, your daughter is getting on really nice bed, the cool think about this is that there are only going to be only a few custom made beds in America from this generation, and yours has now joined the others, yep the overall amount of wood workers amongst this generation is a very small number, so those who get real wood projects from our generation are a fortunate group, maybe every lumberjock should get a stamp, after you have accomplished say 10 projects, your given a stamp that you put on all your projects that says made by a real wood worker .. sounds kinda cool to me…maybe i should pass along my idea to nathan…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Craftsman on the lake

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#2 posted 606 days ago

Thanks Grizz. When I build something that is given to another I have a small brass plaque that says ‘built by Craftsman on the Lake”. This one will have a plaque that says ‘All my love, Dad”. I order them online from Woodcraft. About 3×1” and etched very nicely. Not too expensive about $5 plus shipping. I’ll screw this one to the foot of the platform.

This entire bed is a combination of two styles I found online. One of them sells for $3800, the other for $4000. Mine is of the quality that I am able to attain at this point in my woodworking…. not less, not more so I don’t know what it’s worth. I do know that I’ve got $500+ in wood in it plus other stuff, hardware, lighting, etc. Upwards of $600+ anyway. It’s really well put together so it should qualify as a family heirloom I hope!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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Philip

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#3 posted 606 days ago

Coming along nicely!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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sandhill

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#4 posted 606 days ago

Very nice design, Love the wood choice.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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