The Shogun (Queen platform bed)

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Project by Paul Jenkins posted 03-25-2016 09:50 PM 1095 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve never built a bed frame before. Working at this scale is exhausting and barely fits in my shop (everything pushed to the walls!). Solid tassie oak, (Organoil) danish oil then shellac for the finish. The headboard is on a 5 degree angle, with the darker bits just being stained (walnut → ebony, which is what the wife wanted).

We’ve slept on it for about 4 months now, so far no damaged shins/knees – more danger from the cat (he’s a bengal) popping out from underneath, as its tall enough for him to get a good wriggle on, and nibbling my ankles.

Next up is to make some lamps to go on our side tables (LED strip lighting behind rice paper screens – have the parts, just not the time yet), then some side tables that match.

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#1 posted 03-25-2016 09:57 PM

Nice design! Like the headboard with the Japanese-style top rail in contrasting black.

-- Bernard Delaey, Belgium -

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#2 posted 03-25-2016 11:53 PM

Great looking bed—I definitely love the Japanese look of it!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 03-26-2016 03:55 PM

This is a really nice piece and beautifully done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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