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Project by Woodenwizard posted 05-14-2016 04:45 AM 1052 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been promising my daughter a bed for some time now and finally got it done. She wanted a platform bed with just a little Asian influence and done in cherry. So this is the design I came up with. I think it matched exactly what she had in mind. The cherry blossoms are marquetry done on a walnut burl background. The finish is water based poly. It was fun and she loves it.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)





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shipwright

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#1 posted 05-14-2016 04:54 AM

Nice one John.
The marquetry is very striking and just the right accent. Everything seems to be in harmony so that the whole surpasses the sum of the parts.
Very nice work …. very happy daughter…... very happy dad. .... Win-win-win!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 05-14-2016 08:03 AM

Sure looks great John. Have to agree with Paul 100%.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 05-14-2016 10:57 AM

Outstanding John! This is a remarkable piece of furniture, hand crafted with love and feeling. It goes without saying that she couldn’t walk into a furniture store and find anything remotely resembling such a bed. My hat’s off to you John.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#4 posted 05-14-2016 11:24 AM

Beautiful work on head board marquetry. I like the joinery too. Classic woodworking joint.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 05-14-2016 01:18 PM

Wow…beautiful.

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#6 posted 05-14-2016 02:00 PM

i like it

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#7 posted 05-14-2016 08:35 PM

As always John, an amazing and beautiful piece of craftsmanship and artistry…. A heirloom for sure…

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#8 posted 05-15-2016 12:43 AM

That’s a great looking bed! I love the Asian look and harmony of it—and I’ll bet she just loves it!

-- Dean

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kiefer

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#9 posted 05-15-2016 02:54 AM

I like the design John and the marquetry you did in the headboard is a nice touch and the marquetry not being a mirror image is perfect .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#10 posted 05-15-2016 01:10 PM

You touch very well the asian accent ,my opinion,even in the room.

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Roger

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#11 posted 05-15-2016 01:59 PM

Super nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 05-15-2016 03:05 PM

Very nice. I’m sure it is something that will be passed on to generations along with the story of how and who built it.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#13 posted 05-15-2016 07:37 PM

Great design. Nice execution. Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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