The Lethenty Mill Bed

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The Lethenty Mill Bed is the 18th project in our furniture making course here at Lethenty Mill (Aberdeenshire, Scotland). We’ve been making beds like this at Lethenty Mill for the last 25 years.

The brackets are made specially for us – we have tried most of the manufactured ones and, so far, remain unimpressed!

-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture,

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#1 posted 10-27-2008 02:04 PM

Very nice, Allan. Looks like a sturdy design. Are these made completely with hand tools?

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#2 posted 10-27-2008 02:09 PM

Looks very nice.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 10-27-2008 04:21 PM

Outstanding. What is the lumber?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 11-04-2008 10:44 AM

It’s made of local elm, the panels were from a rather special tree, hard to describe why – it’s easier to see from the picture what made the tree so unusual !

-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture,

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#5 posted 11-04-2008 02:40 PM

very nice looking bed.

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#6 posted 11-05-2008 12:36 PM

Tim – thanks for your comment. This bed wasn’t made completely with hand tools but it could’ve been! All of our projects are Lethenty Mill are designed in such a way that they can be made entirely with a limited range of hand tools – but there’s no law about it! People at our evening classes are currently making these beds with hand tools, however I supply the basic components, which are sized according to common dimensions found in lumber yards.

-- Allan Fyfe, Lethenty Mill Furniture,

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