|Project by Wood Studios||posted 06-14-2016 12:45 PM||487 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this for twin size bed for my youngest granddaughter. It is made of black walnut, American cherry, curly maple and poplar. The curly maple is one of the panels and the other maple was used to support the cross pieces that hold the mattress. The idea for the design came from T.D. Reid’s twin size bed he posted on LJ’s, but my daughter wanted solid panels as opposed to small ‘baluster’ type pieces of wood. I was not able to use the joinery method T.D. Reid used on his posts so I laminated 1/4” black walnut over poplar. I am hoping the natural expansion and contraction of wood does not result in separation occurring between the black walnut and the poplar since they are different species. I used hide glue as the adhesive, and the only fasteners I used were deck screws to fasten the hard maple mattress support to the black walnut rails. I am not a photographer so the angle of the photos indicates the footboard and headboard are of differing heights; they are not.
-- I read it but I wasn't listening!!