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Project by BArnold posted 05-22-2014 06:14 PM 1257 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project my wife and I had discussed for a couple of years, then decided to get it started after I finished a credenza for our family room. Originally, we were going to build a headboard and use some striking veneers we had collected, but changed our minds when she inherited an antique headboard. Shifting gears from what I thought was going to be mahogany to using red oak to match the headboard was OK – whatever keeps the boss happy!

The bed is modeled after the king-sized platform bed I made for our master bedroom a few years ago. There is plenty of under-bed storage with two drawers on each side as well as open areas at the headboard. Each drawer is about 25” side to side by 23.25” front to back by 9.5” deep. Interior casework is 1/2” sandeply. All exterior wood is red oak.

Thanks for looking!

Comments are, of course, welcome!

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA





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Brian

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#1 posted 05-22-2014 09:52 PM

Mahogany can make some nice furniture, but you can’t beat incorporating an antique into the project. Very nice!

-- "The doctor said I should drink more for my mental health. By the way, I now refer to myself as, The Doctor."

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#2 posted 05-23-2014 06:21 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Bill! Thanks For Sharing!

Rick

-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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bhagg

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#3 posted 05-23-2014 04:02 PM

Very Nice. I will add this to my own list.
The footboard has false drawer fronts? are these just for show? Did you create this design from sketch up?

-- bhagg, Palmyra, NJ

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#4 posted 05-23-2014 08:09 PM

@bhagg: You’re correct about the footboard. I wanted it to have some character to it, so the “drawer” in the middle is the same width as the side drawers. It’s one panel with dadoes to give the impression of drawers. And, yes, I designed it using SketchUp.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 04:12 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#6 posted 05-30-2014 12:39 PM

Bill,

Did you ‘finish’ the drawer interiors and exteriors not covered by the drawer front?
If so, how/what?

Thanks,
Delain

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BArnold

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#7 posted 05-31-2014 07:10 PM

Delain: I sprayed the inside and outside of the drawer parts with two coats of EM1000 before cutting joinery and assembling them. After assembly, but before I slid the bottoms in, I sprayed two topcoats of EM6000, sanding between coats.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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Delain

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#8 posted 06-03-2014 11:17 AM

You’ll notice by this next question that I don’t know what I’m doing yet:
What is the purpose of the EM1000? Glue joints not affected by this treatment or you stay away from those surfaces?
I read a bit about the two products; appears these are primarily used by production shops. Thanks.

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#9 posted 06-10-2014 11:35 PM

You’ll notice I said I sprayed EM1000 BEFORE cutting joinery. Therefore, the glued areas become bare wood.

-- Bill, Thomasville, GA

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#10 posted 06-11-2014 12:57 PM

Thanks for your time.
Great looking work.

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