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Project by bsherman posted 12-22-2009 05:51 AM 3625 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Brian





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Broglea

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#1 posted 12-22-2009 06:10 AM

This is a beautiful bed. I wouldn’t have thought to handle the legs like that. I may try it in the future.

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Greg Salata

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#2 posted 12-22-2009 08:03 AM

Stunning.

I have built a few things from Bob Langs books as well.
I will have to consider this one as well!

Greg

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#3 posted 12-22-2009 08:18 AM

A great bed very well done.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-22-2009 02:23 PM

This is a gorgeous bed and certainly is a style that I prefer. Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 12-22-2009 03:43 PM

Great looking bed. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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bsherman

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#6 posted 12-23-2009 05:48 AM

Thanks everybody!

GarageWoodworks, I spent some time looking at yours before I started. And spent some time wishing I’d picked walnut while struggling with the quadrilinear posts!

-- Brian

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#7 posted 12-23-2009 06:44 AM

Here is a blog entry showing how I screwed up the legs, and what I did to fix it.

http://lumberjocks.com/bsherman/blog/12526

-- Brian

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#8 posted 12-23-2009 01:06 PM

Well done. Like the finish a lot.

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 05:23 AM

Nice looking bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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