|Project by Damian Penney||posted 06-23-2007 01:56 AM||37396 views||30 times favorited||61 comments|
So this piece was inspired by the one that Pottery Barn sells, but I made Fins a tad fancier. The headboard and bow are made with a walnut frame, and a teak and holly panel. Four drawers in the bow, two accessed by flipping open top, and the bottom two swing out on soss hinges, there is a caster under the drawer that it rolls out on for added support.
The drawers were pretty challenging and as they are two sets of bent laminations that twist and had to match up in the middle (should have made them as one piece and then band sawed them into two pieces. The rails are topped with walnut, using dowels and glue to attach them (the dowels are maple and look great against the walnut)
Firsts for this projects :- spraying (it’s Target coatings water based lacquer) doweling (the frame for the bow is doweled) torsion boxes – the headboard, and the bow are both attached to torsion boxes (with the long rails attached to the torsion boxes using bed hanger bolts)
Took a while but Fin loves it :)
-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso