|Project by Valete||posted 06-13-2016 06:50 PM||997 views||6 times favorited||12 comments|
For this project I find to use a clear wood that contrast with the ebony pegs. The choice was Arana Cedar (Brazilian Wood) with great results, despite the shellac finish have yellowed a bit. As it isn’t a first quality wood, is hard to find a perfect and color grain matched in all boards. As this project is non-comercial purposes, just for myself, I don’t care to much about this and direct efforts of about 5 weekends for a good execution process.
The plans are from Woodworkers Journal (Feb. 2015) with some minor adjustments. I needed to make some modifications in height and width, because the original plans was made for a queen bed with tall mattress, in my case for a standard bed with a 10” tall mattress.
SOME DETAILS ABOUT BUILDING PROCESS:
Mortises…. a lot of them… about 100 mortises. But everything gets easy when you have this fantastic machine (holy grail) called Festool Domino.
The problem is that I don’t have one, and need to do all with my router. Not so dificult with a great jig.
The Sketchup project that I made before start build: