Big @#$ bed

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I started this bed about 4 months ago and worked evenings and weekends to complete it. It is a California King bed. The headboard is 8 feet tall and the footboard is 42 inches tall. Hard to see the size of this dude from this picture. The whole bed weighs more than 600 pounds. Raised panel design with 2” thick caps. The whole bed is birch hardwoods with a few internal strips of birch ply. General Finishes Brown Mahogany stain and 5 coats of brush-on lacquer with a final coat of spray-on lacquer.

Now I have to make the dressers and a bookcase to match.

-- Rick, Canyon Lake, TX

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#1 posted 12-01-2008 10:25 AM

OK, we all now that in Texas y’all like things BIG but man, where did you hide the stairs to get up there? Because if the headboard is 8 ft tall you’ve got to climb to get to the bed itself…

Nice work anyway but I hope it is installed in a ground floor rather than in a higher one.

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#2 posted 12-01-2008 01:48 PM

Very nicely built bed. I like the frame an panel construction – not only it is solid and sturdy it is beautiful.
I like the finish colour too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 12-01-2008 03:44 PM

Beautiful big-A#$ bed!

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

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#4 posted 12-01-2008 04:03 PM

nice looking bed, I have a simular project in store for me soon. Like the work you did on the skirts, compliments the size better than just having a head and foot board.

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#5 posted 12-01-2008 04:58 PM

Lovely project and well exacuted. I trust your wife isn’t one of those ‘lets rearrange the furniture’ types ( do you think we should tell jojo what the odds are of having a second floor in the SA area.)

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#6 posted 12-01-2008 05:32 PM

Wonderful work. I’ve been thinking about building a bed and do like the large skirt.
Since you are in San Antonio (my home town), you should join the woodworker’s guild.

-- Always do the Right Thing the Right Way the First Time - if you can figure out what that is! Ken, Spring Branch, TX

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#7 posted 12-01-2008 06:12 PM

Great looking bed!

-- He who hesitates is lost...

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#8 posted 12-01-2008 06:31 PM

wow…dont move much ( i hope)....that is a load!!! Turned out beautiful!!!!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 12-01-2008 08:48 PM

Thats one nice big bed.


-- Woody, UK

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#10 posted 12-01-2008 09:55 PM

Beautiful bed. It’s not easy to distract from the size of a California King mattress, but you’ve done it remarkably well. Once again, that’s a beautiful bed.

-- Working at Woodworking

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Tim Dorcas

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#11 posted 12-02-2008 03:02 AM

The bed looks awesome. I really like the design. Did you come up with it yourself or from a plan? I went looking for your workshop to see what kinds of tools you built it with. Hopefully you have some time to post that.

Color me impressed!


-- - A Woodworking & Renovation Blog & - I make. You buy.

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Douglas Krueger

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#12 posted 12-02-2008 08:00 AM

This really appeals to me, have added it to the favorites and placed it on my long lead schedule. Thanks for sharing such a nice piece.

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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Thos. Angle

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#13 posted 12-02-2008 02:54 PM

I like it . Well done.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#14 posted 12-02-2008 06:26 PM

Great looking bed , The finish looks great also. You did a very good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#15 posted 12-03-2008 09:17 AM

Fit for a king! ;-)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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