Greene & Greene style Bed

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Project by Valete posted 06-13-2016 06:50 PM 1492 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


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.


Without finish:

Ebony pegs:

The Sketchup project that I made before start build:

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#1 posted 06-13-2016 09:14 PM

love g&g style and this is no exception you did a great job with it.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 06-13-2016 10:28 PM

Great project and it’s going to turn out to be really nice I’m sure!!!
Can’t wait to see the finished product.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 06-14-2016 10:18 AM

Absolutely great work. Those G&G details and style are fantastic. I can learn a lot from additional photos.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 06-14-2016 11:21 AM

Very nicely done and true to the G&G style. A beautiful bed.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 06-14-2016 11:53 AM

Nicely executed. Love the G&G lines. Thanks for sharing

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 06-14-2016 02:32 PM

You did a fine job of capturing the essence of the “Gamble house bed”. And, in only five weeks is outstanding—i’d be lucky to complete such a project in five months.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 06-14-2016 02:50 PM

That’s a great looking G&G bed! Can’t wait to see the finished project!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#8 posted 06-14-2016 03:36 PM

beautiful work

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#9 posted 06-14-2016 09:54 PM

Love G and G great work.

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

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#10 posted 06-14-2016 10:01 PM

This past winter I started out to make ta G& bed from a set of plans and wound up making something completely different from what I set out to do. I applaud you on sticking to the plans and making a fine G&G bed frame.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#11 posted 06-14-2016 11:10 PM

Outstanding work, Valete. Makes me want to make a bed with the cherry cut from my place.

-- Dale

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#12 posted 06-15-2016 11:43 AM

beautiful bed and work!

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