Lacewood Mission Style Bed

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Project by Roger Gaborski posted 02-21-2009 07:22 PM 2127 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This mission style queen size bed was constructed using Australian Lacewood and Maple. The plugs shown in the detail picture are made from Peruvian Walnut. This was a fun project and required a lot of planning to keep all the slats vertical and parallel. I also discovered I am allergic to lacewood. Contact with the dust resulted in a rash.


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#1 posted 02-21-2009 08:15 PM

Very nice bed! I love the look of the contrasting woods.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 02-22-2009 12:34 AM

love the style…love the use of different contrasting woods…just love it….great job

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#3 posted 02-22-2009 12:50 AM

WOW. That is a beautiful bed. Nice use of the materials, and contrast.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#4 posted 02-22-2009 05:55 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 03-06-2009 04:03 PM


-- Roadie, Berkeley,Il

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#6 posted 03-18-2009 01:58 AM

Nice looking bed.

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#7 posted 04-11-2009 05:17 PM

Gorgeous! I work a lot of lacewood and it will often cause a rash for me as well from fine sanding dust. I’ve learned to research the toxicity properties of any new exotic that I work.

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#8 posted 12-16-2009 11:50 PM

Very nice work. Sorry about the rash….

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#9 posted 12-22-2009 04:04 PM

That is one crisp and clean project. Well done.

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