My daughters bed

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Project by jeepturner posted 10-19-2014 01:12 PM 1152 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an old project that I completed twelve years ago. I wasn’t a member of LJ’s then. My daughter was younger. My camera was not digital, in fact the only pictures I have of this under construction were taken by my sister-in-law.
Now that my daughter is away to college and her room is cleaned out I could take some pictures and share this. I must confess I took the pictures with my phone. When I made the bed I didn’t even have a cell phone, let alone one that would take pictures.

The bed is Cherry except for the slats that are made of Maple. This was my first furniture project after buying my lathe. I do not have a duplicator. All the spindles and posts I cut from a cardboard pattern that I drew. The spindles taper at different rates due to the placement in the arch.

-- Mel,

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 01:19 PM

Wow! It really is nice. It looks like it is brand new, not 12 years old. You did a beautiful job on it. :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 01:29 PM

Outstanding bed. I have always been a sucker for both Cherry and maple.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 01:31 PM

It’s very nice and even though she may be done with it, for now, I’m sure it will get more use when she moves back home after college. :-))

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#4 posted 10-19-2014 03:08 PM

You did a fine job on this bed. I’m sure that she will always appreciate it.

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 10-19-2014 03:14 PM

This turned out very well .

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 10-19-2014 08:59 PM

Few projects bring the satisfaction of building for our kids or grandkids… Beautiful work Sir

-- David, Norwood Mass,

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#7 posted 10-19-2014 11:55 PM

Nice work. My how time passes.
Kids grow up so fast. Enjoy them when you have a chance.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#8 posted 10-20-2014 10:05 AM

Beautiful job. And from looking at the pics, you’d never say it was 12 years old. Cheers!

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#9 posted 10-20-2014 11:06 AM

Thanks for all the comments.
One thing I continue to enjoy at LJ’s, besides all the nice folks, is that I can access the site nearly anywhere. I can’t always comment but, I can look and show other people.

-- Mel,

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#10 posted 10-21-2014 02:48 PM

Great project Mel. Lot of patience & love went into that.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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