|Project by marc_rosen||posted 09-12-2009 02:45 PM||2543 views||11 times favorited||17 comments|
Hiya folks. This is my first real piece of furniture that I made in 2007. Prior to this I produced several items for my house such as kitchen cabinets, bathroom cabinets, doors, and a lot of carpentry type projects. On our 20th Wedding Anniversary my wife said I should build a bed so we went to hardwood dealer and bought a lot of figured and FAS cherry. Two monhts later – with her help applying the finish – we had this. From some of the leftover I made matching nightstands. Sorry about the paucity of pictures but I rarely take time to documnet the stuff I do. That may change since I’ve discovered this site.
The plans were an adaptation from plans I saw in a magazine but differ completely in their implementation. All joinery is mortise (holow chisel mortiser) and tenon (saws, router). The railsa re secured into the legs with half inch walnut dowels, 3/4 length of the posts so they only show on the back face. The finish is a wipe on polyurethane. Some people have called this Shaker Style and others told me it looks like Arts and Crafts. Since I always look at life with a sense of humor I call this style Shark Raft.
Oh, by the way; I was introduced to Lumberjocks at my initiation meeting into the (Baltimore) Woodpeckers Club last week. Marc
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