|Project by Kaleb the Swede||posted 12-13-2014 07:15 PM||1846 views||1 time favorited||15 comments|
This has been a labor of love since the end of the summer. I went to my local sawyer looking for slabs or something live edge to use for a bed frame. He had these incredibly beautiful maple pieces that weren’t quite slabs, but I knew right away that these were coming home with me. The posts and rails are made of cherry. I used white oak for the slats. The headboard and footboard are made up of two pieces of maple each making them about 30 inches total in height. My wife asked if I could keep the live edge and I am happy that I did. It really adds so much more to the look I think.
It is a queen size so It is just over 80 inches in length and over 60 inches in width. This happily replaces our terrible ikea bed that we bought when we were first married.
The shape of the posts was just something that I had in my head and kind of a pleasing shape to me.
I used Tried and True Danish oil two coats, and Tried and True Varnish Oil two coats. I absolutely love that stuff. Has to be worked it, but wow does it make it pop the grain! The cherry has a light coat of shellac then a colonial maple stain.
The only thing now is to make drawers for underneath.
The little wife also wants side tables, a dresser, and a make up vanity to match in the bedroom now. Oh darn….more shop time for me….great success!
Thanks for looking,
-- Just trying to build something beautiful