Turner Bed

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Project by PGreene posted 01-04-2009 05:25 AM 1517 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an oak bed I built for a great couple of friends of mine that recently got married. The Turners wanted a new bed that could look good years from now even if they changed their decor. I decided to keep things simple. No contrasting woods or funny lines. I’m not really sure if this qualifies as an arts and crafts or shaker style. I admit that I stole elemts from both. I used a set of metal hook-in rail fasteners that mortise into both the rail and headboard/footboad. They hold really strong and are much easier to use than traditional bedbolts. I finished the bed with Cabot’s Gunstock stain and many coats of a satin wipe-on poly. The pics aren’t great…bad lighting.

-- Patrick

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#1 posted 01-04-2009 06:24 AM

Very nice looking bed. You did a beautiful job on it. Thanks for posting.

Gog Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#2 posted 01-04-2009 06:27 AM

Nice work on that bed. The question on how to attach the side rails is a bit of a stinker. There seems to be a downside with each choice. This is a great wedding gift, I ‘m certain they will enjoy it for many years.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#3 posted 01-04-2009 04:57 PM

good looking bed. like the stain

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 01-04-2009 09:21 PM

Nice workmanship. What a gift. I like the clean design.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#5 posted 01-05-2009 04:00 AM

so it sounds like you don’t mind the mortise type of connectors. I have been debating on which to go with myself. Thanks for the input. Good job on the bed

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#6 posted 04-15-2013 11:12 PM

Nice looking bed.

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