Queen size Cherry bed built for my Granddaughter.

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Project by oldrivers posted 05-29-2016 10:49 PM 1251 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Queen size Cherry bed built for my Granddaughter. The design and finish is her choosing. She did challenge my ability with some of the detail. Not having a molder or large Shafer I did the large coves on my Tabled saw added the bead I had shaped on my Router table.
The post is solid Cherry the panels float inside their grooves, while the outside joining the post is set in a ¾” dado groove and pinned in place. The scrolls on each post is doweled from behind and braded to the post.
The color is Min- wax English Chestnut followed with a lacquer sander sealer and top coated with several coats of clear Satin Lacquer. Wet sanded with 500 grit wet / dry paper between coats. Polish and buff for the finish. There is a matching Dresser in the Shop fourth coming.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#1 posted 05-30-2016 12:17 AM

That is totally beautiful on so many levels.

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#2 posted 05-30-2016 01:44 AM

Wow. Great project and how wonderful for your granddaughter to have you make this for her!

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#3 posted 05-30-2016 02:36 AM

WOW! What a bed! Your granddaughter is truly blessed!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 05-30-2016 11:38 AM

great looking bed

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#6 posted 05-30-2016 06:03 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful bed.

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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#7 posted 05-30-2016 11:59 PM

I want to thank each of you for your kind comments, I was dissipointed with the pictures never got the color contrast right. I am Thankful for you letting me apart of such a great group of woodworkers

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 05-31-2016 02:56 AM

This is beautiful. The finish is spectacular.

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#9 posted 05-31-2016 11:36 AM

Super job! Very handsome bed

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#10 posted 05-31-2016 11:49 AM

Well GrandPa, she may have challenged you, but you certainly rose to the challenge. Beautiful bed !

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 05-31-2016 04:50 PM

Beautiful bed ends. Great work and a great way to express your affection for your granddaughter.

-- 2Cor. 4:6

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#12 posted 06-01-2016 08:50 AM

Beautiful work,

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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