Curly Cherry / Curly Maple bed

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Project by BigEd posted 12-31-2014 10:00 PM 1718 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

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Matthew Eye

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#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

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

Beautiful wood and good job.

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

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

Looks great!

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#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,

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#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.

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

Great job. Heirloom quality.

-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca.

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

Great job!

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

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

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

-- --Zach

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

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

-- -CrazyAce

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