Mission Style Bed for me and the Missus.

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Project by Steve Rosenlund posted 05-05-2014 04:56 AM 2293 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in 2010 I built this bed using Matt Berger’s plans found here:
This was back before I had my shop setup the way I wanted and had to make do with a lot of substandard tools and work surfaces. Having my Jet Hollow Chisel Mortiser was a huge help for this project, as it is almost completely mortise and tenon construction. I chose Curly Maple as my wood because I like the look of it. It was finished with some Blonde Shellac sprayed on in the driveway. I have since installed the end caps on the posts that make it look like through-tenons. My wife and I have been sleeping on this bed for the last 3.5 years and we still love it. I highly recommend this build for anyone who likes the style and wants a very sturdy bed.

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#1 posted 05-05-2014 12:20 PM

Steve, great project, looks great, I love the figured Maple, thanks for sharing.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#2 posted 05-05-2014 02:56 PM

looks fantastic.
Love your wood choices

-- -Sam, in Wisconsin

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#3 posted 05-05-2014 03:05 PM

Looks great. neat feeling sleeping in it the first night huh?

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

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#4 posted 05-05-2014 03:23 PM

This is a really nice be and done very well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#5 posted 05-05-2014 03:35 PM

super looking bed and some outstanding wood.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-05-2014 04:42 PM

Great looking bed. I know oak may be the traditional choice for mission furniture, but that’s what’s great about doing your own woodworking – you can make it your own! Wood looks awesome, bed looks great, makes me want to sit down on it and play a banjo!

-- Andy, Waxahachie, Tx.

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#7 posted 05-05-2014 07:51 PM

Nice work on the bed. I like the proportions.
p.s. your cat looks like a ring tailed lemur in that picture.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 05-05-2014 08:31 PM

nice job.

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Steve Rosenlund

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#9 posted 05-06-2014 01:18 AM

Thanks for all the comments. I really enjoyed building my bed. I think a good part of that enjoyment came from the type of wood. I love working with maple.

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#10 posted 05-06-2014 04:44 AM

Very Nice Indeed!

-- Staring up to admire your Halo,usually creates a pain in the neck!

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