LumberJocks

Curly Cherry / Curly Maple bed

  • Advertise with us
Project by BigEd posted 12-31-2014 10:00 PM 1776 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We needed a bed, so I decided to build one. Luckily, my local sawmill had a little bit of curly cherry in 8/4 that I was able to use for the legs and rails. I used curly maple for the raised panels in the headboard and footboard – one of those boards was 14” wide and had amazing figure – I couldn’t bring myself to rip it in half to fit through the planer, so I worked it down by hand. Finish is boiled linseed oil and Waterlox.

-- BigEd, sawdust maker in Ohio





9 comments so far

View Matthew Eye's profile

Matthew Eye

94 posts in 834 days


#1 posted 12-31-2014 10:48 PM

That is a beautiful bed frame. I really like the curves of the legs. From how amazing this board sounds, you should have gotten a bigger planer haha!

-- "When it comes to working on stuff, buying more tools usually helps" - Matthew Eye

View Diwayne's profile

Diwayne

265 posts in 2157 days


#2 posted 12-31-2014 11:04 PM

Beautiful wood and good job.

-- What one man can do, another man can also do.

View ontheworkbench's profile

ontheworkbench

54 posts in 1033 days


#3 posted 12-31-2014 11:17 PM

Looks great!

View Mr M's Woodshop's profile

Mr M's Woodshop

394 posts in 2534 days


#4 posted 01-01-2015 12:18 AM

That’s a true labor of love, and the quality of the wood is showcased beautifully. Outstanding work!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

View mbs's profile

mbs

1606 posts in 2407 days


#5 posted 01-01-2015 12:49 AM

Love the bed. You did a great job!

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

View Tim_CPWD 's profile

Tim_CPWD

306 posts in 712 days


#6 posted 01-01-2015 01:23 AM

Great job. Heirloom quality.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns

View burntwood's profile

burntwood

17 posts in 1876 days


#7 posted 01-02-2015 12:53 PM

Great job!

-- ..."When everyone is thinking the same... Someone isnt thinking." ... George S Patton

View TraylorPark's profile

TraylorPark

151 posts in 1065 days


#8 posted 01-02-2015 02:09 PM

This is beautiful. All the curves and lines on the bed are perfect. Wonderful project.

-- --Zach

View CrazyAce's profile

CrazyAce

18 posts in 699 days


#9 posted 01-11-2015 04:01 AM

Wonderful project!!!!! Love this concept of do it yourself!
Becoming a lost art!

-- -CrazyAce

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com