"JJJ" bed

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Project by Paul Jenkins posted 04-20-2016 09:36 PM 1035 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Friends commissioned me to make a queen bed for them. Even though I finished this up last week, it feels like it was forever ago because I have space in my workshop again! Beds suck for taking up space.

Everything except the slats are tasmianian oak (/vic ash), they are pine flooring ripped in two. Panels are floating in grooves, first time making up panels that width was a lot of stress on me (and less so on my bandsaw) to resaw that (in ~200mm strips)

Build video:

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#1 posted 04-21-2016 01:47 AM

Nice solid looking bed. Where do you find Tasmanian Oak? I really like the strips on the end board and how you framed them in with the thicker boards. What did you finish it with?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 04-21-2016 02:09 AM

@earls Thanks! Tas Oak/Vic Ash grow natively where I am, so its the ‘standard’/cheapest hardwood available in good lengths ;) Local timber merchant always has stacks of it.

The panels are pre-laminated “kitchen benchtop” thats sold at the local bigbox store. It actually works out fairly economical for the butcherblock look. It comes in 1800×600x26, which was cut down to ~1500×600x11.

Finished with Organoil brand Danish Oil, which is closer to Tung Oil than ‘regular’ danish oil as it doesn’t contain any polyurethane/varnish, then a spit coat or two of blonde shellac.

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#3 posted 04-21-2016 06:27 AM

Realy beautiful bed. I like the way you made slots for crossed beams.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 04-21-2016 01:41 PM

This bed turned out nicely. Congratulations.

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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#5 posted 04-21-2016 02:10 PM

Great looking work Paul.

-- Custom furniture

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