A bed I built for my daughter.

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Project by BurlyBob posted 09-05-2015 08:05 PM 1712 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This a bed I built for my daughter. It’s the biggest piece I’ve ever tackled and my 3rd effort at raised panels. I spent a lot of sleepless hours going over every detail and problem I was to encounter. Honestly, it’s probably the best thing I’ve ever done. Like most guys I’m own worst critic and this piece almost meets my expectations.

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#1 posted 09-05-2015 08:53 PM

Looks like an heirloom to me. The detail looks good from the pictures. I’ve always liked the flat tops on the pillars.

I think you’ve done yourself proud.

Thanks for sharing.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#2 posted 09-05-2015 09:34 PM

That is awesome!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 09-06-2015 01:43 AM

Looks like you did a first class job. Don’t be too hard on yoiurself ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 09-06-2015 01:49 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 09-06-2015 12:27 PM

Very nicely done. There’s some heft to that baby.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 09-06-2015 01:47 PM

very nice

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#7 posted 09-06-2015 03:26 PM

Beautiful bed!

-- Woodworking with Limited Tools

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#8 posted 09-06-2015 03:37 PM

Beautiful work. More important, I’m sure your daughter is very happy. Good work Dad.

-- Ron, Montana

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#9 posted 09-06-2015 04:24 PM

Much to my dismay Ron, She’s not and has since dismantled it. It’s now being stored in the other bedroom.

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#10 posted 09-06-2015 08:34 PM

Beautiful work—destined to become a family classic. Congratulations on a well deserved DT3.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#11 posted 09-06-2015 09:19 PM

Thanks folks, Nice to know others appreciate my work.

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#12 posted 09-07-2015 12:02 PM

Really nice craftsmanship!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#13 posted 09-07-2015 11:48 PM

Great looking bed Bob and you should be more then proud !
You bet I would appreciate this kind of craftsmanship .
What is the matter with kids these days what do they want ?
I made a couple canopy beds for my girls many years ago but at least they ask if I could rework them into something that they could use to keep the memory alive .


-- Kiefer

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#14 posted 09-09-2015 01:51 AM

Nice Job Bob. I think that’s something your daughter will enjoy for the rest of her life. Every night when she lays her tired head down on her pillow, she will thing of her father. Be very proud of yourself.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#15 posted 09-09-2015 02:18 AM

It looks great to me Bob. Nice construction and finishing. Stylish.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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