Cherry Bed

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Project by Lori posted 11-22-2009 10:11 PM 3227 views 3 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s ours sons bed…this was a challange since we had no plans, we just went off the dimensions of the mattress. We picked up some cherry from a guy here in town (Inverness, Florida) and we bought all the fiqured Cherry that he had. We used some Tigerwood on the Headboard when we rean out of Cherry and the foot board is’t as high as we would like it to be. All the molding was hand made. This was our first attempt at bending / laminating wood, it was trying and fun all at the same time.
We are going to be doing another one for our other son here soon

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#1 posted 11-22-2009 10:19 PM

I like the bed. I have always wanted to design and build a bed for me and my wife. I love that you just built around the matteress. I like when project come from a place of “I just want to do that, so I will”

Great Job!

-- Sawdust in my veins--

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#2 posted 11-22-2009 10:28 PM

Wow, really beautiful bed, beautiful craftsmanship, You did an excelent job. Come over to my house, you can make one for me, I’d love to have a new bed but if I did it, it sure wouldn’t come out looking like that, thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 11-22-2009 10:53 PM

what a beauty… did a fantastic job…reminds me of one i did for my son..ive got another one to do sometime in the future for my grandson…..will do it out of antique heart pine…...thanks for posting it…good job

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 11-22-2009 11:17 PM

Nice work… can’t wait till your next post.. I am sure that you will blow us all away with your fantastic work.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 11-22-2009 11:53 PM

Nice work there lori getting your lad to clean up LOL…....

Oh and the bed is pretty cool too …....

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Les Hastings

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#6 posted 11-23-2009 12:11 AM

Nice looking bed Lori, you did a great job for the first time with curved work!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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#7 posted 11-23-2009 02:20 AM

Nice looking bed.

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#8 posted 11-23-2009 02:25 AM

Beautiful looking bed nice job.

-- Mert,Oshkosh WI,

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#9 posted 11-23-2009 02:34 AM

Well done pat yourself on the back and get to work on your other sons bed. I like the leather in the headboard. It sets the headboard off well and when your son flaps his hands around in his sleep it wont heart so much.

-- Best Regards With Personalized Rocking Chairs And Furniture On My Mind,

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#10 posted 11-23-2009 06:14 AM

nice bed

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 11-23-2009 04:39 PM

great work ,
very well done !

wonderfull balance with the headboard/footboard .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#12 posted 11-23-2009 05:41 PM

Great bed, Room looks spotless to me.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#13 posted 11-25-2009 02:45 PM

Looks great Lori … I’m in the process of building a bed for my oldest son. It is taking a little more time than most of the projects I usually tackle.


-- Handcrafted by RJ Paquin - Yooper

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#14 posted 11-30-2009 09:54 PM

wow. great deal on the bed.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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#15 posted 01-21-2010 12:12 AM

You should be proud of this you did a superb job!!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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