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Project by Julian posted 09-30-2008 06:46 PM 2126 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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#1 posted 09-30-2008 06:49 PM

A very handsome piece! I really like the inlay work you did. Thanks for sharing!

-- Robb

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#2 posted 09-30-2008 06:59 PM

Very Nice Julian!
Hope you are to find the time to get the rest of the set cranked out. Looking forward to seeing more of your work. It’s very nice to have the work you have created your self throughout your home. Gives it a real sense of “home”.

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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#3 posted 10-02-2008 09:28 AM

I love that style and the inlay detail makes it even better.

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#4 posted 10-05-2008 01:20 AM

The inlays are indeed a nice touch. I’ve never seen that before on Mission furniture. Well done!

-- -- Jim E., Oswego, NY. Create, have fun, and work safely!

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#5 posted 10-08-2008 08:45 PM

very nice, can i ask how what joints you used for the slats inside the end and head frame

thanks

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#6 posted 10-08-2008 08:55 PM

You sir are a tr rue artist/craftsman this is simply beautiful. I hope to make a bed one day.Unfortunately we bought all new beds in a local bed sale and their all very well made so might be a while before I get the chance however I really I meaN REALLY LIKE THIE ONE kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 10-09-2008 01:21 AM

thanks for all the kind replies.
I used a dado blade in the table saw to mill the ends of the slats to 1/4”, then used my hollow chisel mortiser to mortise all of the holes in the headboard and footboard.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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