Walnut Queen Bed

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Project by MJ posted 11-23-2014 11:45 AM 2893 views 38 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a long time since I posted my sofa table.
I am back here with my first bed :)
This queen bed was a big challenge cause I’ve tried neither greene and greene ebony plugs nor bed rail fasteners, so I had to make some jigs and template guide.
The french cleat center beam was from Woodwhisperer.
When I saw the Dragon Platform Bed, I was impressed and thought it would be cool to use for my bed.
The biggest project that I’ve done ever, tough work, but it’s worth it.
3 coats of Danish oil and some wipe on poly for the slats.
Thanks for watching!

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#1 posted 11-23-2014 12:00 PM

Looks like you handled those challanges perfectly. Very nice bed.

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Jerry Spencer

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#2 posted 11-23-2014 12:35 PM

Great looking bed, nice job.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#3 posted 11-23-2014 12:53 PM

Very nice

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#4 posted 11-23-2014 02:20 PM

Beautiful! What kind of wood did you use on the slats?

-- @craftcollectif ,,

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#5 posted 11-23-2014 03:06 PM

looks great

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#6 posted 11-23-2014 03:39 PM

Thank you guys
I used Birch instead of Maple, but I think they work pretty well because they are also strong enough to support the mattress :)

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#7 posted 11-23-2014 04:04 PM

Great looking piece. Well done!

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#8 posted 11-23-2014 04:07 PM

I like it ,very nice lines and a clean build. Beautiful.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 11-23-2014 05:46 PM

very nice work.

-- John , Central PA , on facebook:!/pages/JC-Sterling-fine-furniture/104430802928776

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#10 posted 11-23-2014 10:52 PM

Great looking bed. Way to handle the things that were new to you. Fantastic job.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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Kaleb the Swede

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#11 posted 11-23-2014 11:55 PM

Amazing! That is beautiful

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#12 posted 11-24-2014 02:16 AM

Very nice work. Is that your own design?

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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#13 posted 11-24-2014 02:52 AM

Thank you guys for your compliments.
Yes, it’s my own design except the platform construction with french cleat :) If you see my Sofa Table, you can tell I love the curved lines.

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#14 posted 11-24-2014 02:12 PM

This is beautiful. Great job.

-- I came - I sawed - I over-built

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#15 posted 11-24-2014 10:29 PM

Beautiful design. Did you consider putting contrast wood in the smallest squares on the headboard? It was just a thought. Nice build. Favored!

-- Ben in Va

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