Handpainted, Handcarved, Handmade Bed

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Project by dennis mitchell posted 1955 days ago 3050 views 1 time favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This handmade bed is headed to some real nice folks at the North Wind Gallery in Weiser, Idaho. It started life as a log bed and just kept changing. It is a queen size bed made from Alder. The painting is aniline dye with acrylic paint highlights. The finish is Conversion varnish. I’m not sure if it would fall under any style. I was thinking arts and crafts, but it might be more folk art. What do you think?

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#1 posted 1955 days ago


What a great looking bed. I agree that it has the Arts and Crafts feel and with the out line of the carving with the tree trunks a greene and greene cloud lift affect. Very nice.

Are you placing it in the gallery for sale or is it being sold to the gallery. Weiser Idaho, I have a cousin that lives it Payette Idaho not to far from Weiser. I haven’t been to Weiser for quite some time.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 1955 days ago

I think it’s unique and beautiful. Great job on that! Great joyful design.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#3 posted 1955 days ago

another extraordinary piece. Your creativity and craftsmanship always is awe-inspiring!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 1955 days ago

This is a gorgeous bed!!! As for what style it would fall under just try “Gorgeous Beds”!!! I am glad it evolved from a log bed to this, you should be really proud of it.

-- ManofStone trying to become a woodworker

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#5 posted 1955 days ago

not sure what style it is, but its nice…...........great carving

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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pat sherman

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#6 posted 1955 days ago

that bed is really nice. the carvings look just right on it.

should have send it to conneaut ohio. lol

-- pat,ohio...

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#7 posted 1955 days ago

Very nice, Dennis. Great carvings. It does have an Arts and Crafts feel to it, but down here it would fall into the “Texas Style” furniture, maybe a little more refined. Nice design. Thanks for the post.

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#8 posted 1955 days ago

Distinctly Mitchell style. A combination of Rustic and Arts and Crafts and a bit of Whimsy thrown in for good measure. The carving and the painting are fantastic.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#9 posted 1955 days ago

I absolutely love the colors and the carving! As for style…don’t try to define it. Just enjoy it as the masterpiece it is!

-- Robbinscabin,

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#10 posted 1955 days ago

Exquisite detail and design. You did a beautiful job on this bed. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Les Hastings

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#11 posted 1955 days ago

Awesome bed Dennis, great design!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 1955 days ago

Hi Dennis;

Great job on the bed!

Excellent work.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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Mark A. DeCou

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#13 posted 1955 days ago

very nice work Dennis. I vote for “Folk-Art”.

I told you a couple of years ago, that I think this type of work is your forte. Great job, great carving, beautiful carved image. Can you expand on the “story” of the carving.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#14 posted 1955 days ago

Excellent craftsmanship as usual. Great Job!

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 1955 days ago

Good stuff no matter what you call it.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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