King Water Bed

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Project by bigpops0259 posted 2480 days ago 1579 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I did in 1999, Was the first project I did with a lathe. The spindals and balls at the foot, and in the head board, were my attemps at lathe work. The spindles at the foot were made hollow, and then turned in beads in, had to fill ends, center and turn. The construction is White Oak with Minwax Golden Oak stain and a Poly-urathane finish. It’s time to redecorate and I’m in the process of making a Curly Maple and Cherry set. I just completed the Wardrobe started to stain today. The bed rails, were made with metal bed rail hangers, so that there were no tools needed to assemble. It has Eight large full extension drawers, Four each side and a large blanket drawer in the foot. Good thing my cousin in Florida drives truck, He’s going to need it to get it there, lost his whole house two years ago in a Hurricane.

-- Marty Ohio

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#1 posted 2480 days ago

WOW! The bed is awesome! How long did it take you to make it? The finish is great and I love the drawers under the bed. Your cousin is a lucky fella.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 2480 days ago

Our company started out building waterbeds and that one is truly an orginal. That is very nice work.

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#3 posted 2480 days ago

Massive! Nice work.

I used to own a 30’ sailboat and sailed every summer for 15 years on the BC coast – never got sea-sick once, but did get sea-sick when I slept (or tried to) in my friend’s water-bed. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#4 posted 2479 days ago

Hi Guys, Thanks for the comments, it took approx. 4 weeks to construct, finish took about the same. The only thing, I was never happy with the head board, a little Goddy. But didn’t feel like remaking it, to many other projects that needed to be made. Never got sick, has a very firm mattress, I designed it to fit a standard padded mattress, so the frame was a little tighter than normal.

-- Marty Ohio

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#5 posted 2479 days ago

Beautiful, I love the turned posts at the bottom and that thing you made at the top makes the whole thing, very very cool, jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 2479 days ago

that’s some pretty impressive work to finish in 4 weeks! Had I started the same thing in ‘99, I’d probably be still working on it!!

nice job, I’ll look forward to seeing the new set.

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#7 posted 2479 days ago

Wow…that is SOME bed! Really good work.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#8 posted 2295 days ago

That is just beautiful.Quite a large project too.Nice work!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#9 posted 2295 days ago

Jeez! Looks like a lot of wood went into that.

Great job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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