|Project by Eric||posted 02-05-2009 09:52 PM||1738 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
This is an arts & crafts/mission style bed out of cherry. These nightstands were built to match. I like the look of the cherry and particularly the change in color and pattern from heart to sapwood. I haven’t had any issues using both. Were I to do it over, I’d match all of the slats from the heartwood, because after finishing, the sapwood ones stick out because they didn’t darken. The plans were from an old Woodsmith article. Finish was a wiping varnish and several coats of water based polyurethane. I later came back and rubbed out the tops of the head and foot boards. It is solid, but tends to rack just a bit. I can correct this, I believe if I go back and fasten the boards underneath the mattress. Loose now, I could dovetail into place to keep the entire bed completely square. Alternatively I could bolt or screw them, but that just seems like the wrong thing to do.