King Size Bed Commission

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Blog entry by longgone posted 05-21-2011 06:00 AM 3855 reads 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a commission for a king size bed from a person who purchased several of my pieces. She liked the scalloped designs I used on the aprons of a coffee table and wanted it incorporated in the top of the headboard design along with some alternating oak and walnut slats. I drew a design on some graph paper and she approved it and wanted me to use my imagination to complete it from that point.

Started it yesterday and made some descent progress. The headboard is made of spalted oak with 3/8” walnut inlays.
It was surprisingly easy to cut the inlays for the walnut strips. My router and a good 3/8 spiral router bit made a nice clean cut.
I laminated some oak for the posts this afternoon and hope to get them sculpted tomorrow.
This is turning out to be a fun project.

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#1 posted 05-21-2011 07:13 AM

Thats going to be a nice one!!


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#2 posted 05-21-2011 08:07 AM

Be sure to wear your respirator!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 05-21-2011 05:01 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 05-21-2011 05:33 PM

I like the way your projects are fun. It shows in the projects. Thank you for sharing your fun with us
and inspiring me to go play in the workshop. Will be waiting to see your finished King sized bed.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#5 posted 05-21-2011 06:37 PM

That is one spectacular bed, Greg. Yah, it’s supposed to be fun too!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#6 posted 05-21-2011 06:41 PM

Greg, your workmanship makes all of us Coonasses proud. Another spectacular project – I am a fan of your work.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 05-21-2011 07:21 PM

It’s a beauty Greg!

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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#8 posted 05-21-2011 07:26 PM

Awesome to see your technique being altered to suit a large frame, but if you mind me saying it… it lacks the emotional connection you achieved in your boxes and mirrors, more like a reminiscent of a dream. But the first project always is the most challenging and enlightening. I can’t wait to see how you develop it. Great Job!!

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#9 posted 05-21-2011 10:20 PM

I agree that this is gonna be a winner! I’ll be watching for the finished project!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#10 posted 05-21-2011 10:37 PM





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#11 posted 05-22-2011 12:02 AM

i always like your work , this is coming along very nice…i know she will like it..have fun and show us the rest of this when you have more…grizz

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

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#12 posted 10-01-2012 07:36 AM

By chance do you have any finished pictures of this project?

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#13 posted 10-01-2012 02:40 PM

ALBCuttnWud…these are photos of the phinished bed

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