|Project by Woodgineer||posted 1688 days ago||3273 views||14 times favorited||9 comments|
I was originally planning to do something entirely different for this bed, but my wife loves the storage space that the first one provided, so I had a chance to improve things a bit over the first attempt.
This is the second captain’s bed is similar to the first one with some subtle improvements. Again, it is maple with a clear polyurethane finish. Joinery consists of some pocket holes, but mostly biscuits and dowels. The drawer faces are frame and panel and the top skirt is set to be flush with the drawer faces. I also added a subtle curve to the top of the headboard. We chose dark brown hardware, which I think contrasts nicely with the maple.
As with all of my previous proejct I purchased the wood for this bed with D4S stock from a nearby lumber dealer. Despite selecting some of the best boards they had I still ended up struggling with a few warps and bows. So after fighting a bit too much with this project I decided it was time to buy a planer and jointer and try my hand at prepping my own stock. I expect it will save money, give me better stock to work with and open up new design possibilities instead of using standard stock thicknesses.
-- Woodgineer, Port Hope, Ontario CANADA