Cherry California King Bed

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Project by chadp posted 08-02-2016 06:23 PM 1121 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Farmhouse style bed with some modern touches.

Finish is shellac & wax. Joinery is loose tenon. Panels have overlapping rabbets with panels attached by a single slim tenon to allow movement.

This is my biggest project to date.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-02-2016 11:23 PM

Whoaaaaaaa. Great bed!!!!!!!!!!!!


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#2 posted 08-02-2016 11:30 PM

Fine looking bed—sturdy and nice looking!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 08-03-2016 04:19 AM

great project man! i’ve got a bed in my near future so this is great inspiration. thanks!

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#4 posted 08-03-2016 07:48 AM

yes! very very fine work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 08-03-2016 08:10 AM

Nice bed , well done.

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

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#6 posted 08-03-2016 04:03 PM

Awesome work! Great inspiration for the bed my wife has been asking me to make. :)

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#7 posted 08-03-2016 06:23 PM

This is a wonderful bed and you’ve done a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#8 posted 08-04-2016 12:04 AM

Mind if I ask how long it took you?

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#9 posted 08-04-2016 02:12 AM

Wow – super excited about all the positive feedback. Thanks so much!

What you can’t see in the picture is that my wife took the picture with her rear in the closet. We have a california king bed in a queen-sized room, haha! Dimensions are hard sometimes!

This project took about 3 months, start to finish. I tend to get 16-20 hours a week of shop time.

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#10 posted 08-09-2016 05:29 AM

Looks great

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