|Project by bsherman||posted 12-22-2009 05:51 AM||4846 views||5 times favorited||9 comments|
Harvey Ellis bed in Quarter Sawn Red Oak. I’ve been using red oak because the supplier I use has a much better selection of red then white. Maybe some day I’ll go with white.
The plans are from “Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture.” These plans worked well with no modifications, and it’s very heavy and solid. The finish is the formula from “Homestead Finishing” “Sample 4”.
I used loose tenon joinery cut with a router. This was my first time with it, and it was a snap. I’ll definitely use this again in the future. I was a little worried about strength while planning this, but once I had the parts cut, I knew it would be fine.
The most difficult thing were the legs. They were mitered sides with a solid core. (See the glue up.) I screwed up a few before I got it right. I’ll post more about that later.