|Project by Julian||posted 09-30-2008 06:46 PM||2522 views||6 times favorited||7 comments|
This is the bedframe I built for myself. It is made out of solid white oak, with square ebony plugs, and a headboard, and footboard that feature an inlay with ebony and black walnut. I used mortised brass knockdown hardware. This frame is now 3 years old, and is still as sturdy and solid as the day it was built.
Before the topcoat was applied, I wetsanded the piece with a mix of linseed oil, and mineral spirits, to really smooth out the grain of the white oak. I the applied 2 coats of shellac, then followed that with a good coat of wax.
This was the first piece of furniture that I built for my bedroom set. There will be more to come, when I have the time.
-- Julian, Park Forest, IL