|Project by Thos. Angle||posted 07-23-2007 02:50 AM||1500 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
This king-size bed with two night stands was originally built for a store in Boise. When it came time to delivery we heard ” we’re behind on the rent, etc. etc.” We are now using it in our booth at Home Show Daily in Boise because we don’t have a bedroom big enough.
The head board, rails and foot are 1 1/4 inch Alder. The 5 foot posts are 3 1/2 inch square. The headboard is mortised into the post using draw bore pegs. The bottom mortise is longer to accomodate moisture concerns. The foot is also draw bored. I wanted to use bed bolts but the lady who ordered it asked for hooks. The web which goes under the matress is 4/4 Alder of random widths. I screwed a leather strap to all the slats so they could be rolled up to be moved. There is also a three-legged center support that screws to the bottom of the slats which screw on to the rails. I just didn’t want the great big thing to come apart. The night stands have 1 1/4 inch tops and 4/4 paneled ends and frame. The drawers are dovetailed on four corners from 3/4 inch maple. I made the pulls from some deer horn I had.
The original art work is of a herd of buffalo we saw a lot when we worked in Jackson Hole. Again as per order. This wood burning(pyrography) is done on 1/4 Baltic birch ply. The oval is 18 by 36. I use a high-tech wood burner and the technique is about the same as I’ve been using in pen and ink drawings for many years. The finish is poly over amber shellac and Benwood Colonial Maple Stain. We make our own rubbing varnish using Min-Wax Quick Drying Poly. Some body keeps trying to tell me that poly isn’t varnish but I don’t know what else to call it. I guess it should be called “finish”.
-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon