|Project by firefighterontheside||posted 03-18-2015 07:43 PM||3203 views||10 times favorited||35 comments|
Someone came to me with a picture of a bed that they wanted. I determined that the bed pictured was actually made with 1x material and made into box beams to resemble large timbers. She wanted the big timbers, so I got four 4×12 yellow pine rough sawn, kiln dried timbers and made the bed with these plus some other yellow pine I had. The footboard is 83” long, 19” tall and 3 1/2” thick. The rails are 80” long, 3 1/2” thick and 8” wide. The headboard is 48” tall, 83” wide. It has posts that are 48” tall, but the large glued up panel is rabbeted in to hide the fact that there are posts. I applied prestain conditioner prior to staining with special walnut Minwax. This controlled blotching very well. Then I sprayed a coat of dewaxed shellac and followed with two coats of Minwax polycrylic also sprayed. I was very happy with the finish. The bed is assembled with mortise and tenon joints that are held together with angle brackets to keep the joints together. This bed taxed the capabilities of my tools and I used just about everything I own. Thanks for looking.
-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.