Carved King Size Bed

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Project by zaschaffer posted 08-15-2016 11:01 PM 3118 views 11 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey LumberJockers!

Its been a while since I posted anything so I thought Id share one of my summer projects with ya!

This is a Brigham inspired bed made from American Walnut and Birdseye Maple. The headboard was obviously the most time consuming part of the project. The curved boards are laminated to a piece of 3/4” plywood, and I carved them with a Kutzal head on a 5” makita grinder, Festool RAS, and a 6” rotex. After the glue set up I mitered the corners of the headboard and reinforced them with dominos to make it look like it was 5” thick. After that I routed out a dado for the cantilevered side tables to fit into.

As for the rest of the bed I was thinking of building a platform bed but decided to make a cross between a traditional and platform bed. So there is a footboard and side boards but they stick up just a bit.

After I sanded the whole thing to 600Grit I added several coats of Maloof oil and a final coat of Festool’s Suffix oil and buffed it.

Thanks for lookin!


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#1 posted 08-15-2016 11:23 PM

zack i gotta say you grow some pretty amazing furniture on that that head board rocks,i love how you sculpted the maple,very organic and flowing,just a beautiful bed,incredible job again.

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

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#2 posted 08-15-2016 11:42 PM

Man that’s a beautiful bed! That headboard is amazing with those very organic carvings, and I love the walnut/maple combo—very striking!

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

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 01:07 AM

Very nice! Extremely creative with the photography as well

-- Matthew, Columbia - South Carolina ----- Jesus was a carpenter...

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 01:38 AM

Zack, that headboard is fantastic, out of this world. I like the mitered headboard, nice thick appearance. Great work on the carving too.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 01:55 AM

wow, what a beaut! great work on this one!

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#6 posted 08-16-2016 01:21 PM

Great looking bed, Zack!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 08-16-2016 01:42 PM

Nice work!

Is the bed so big, that you have to build the building around it?

-- -Paul, South Carolina Structural Engineer by trade, Crappy Woodworker by choice

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Monte Pittman

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#8 posted 08-16-2016 01:49 PM

Very awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 08-16-2016 02:12 PM

What a beautiful bed. It’s a great design and so well done.

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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#10 posted 08-16-2016 02:13 PM

nice work

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#11 posted 08-16-2016 02:56 PM

Something that grand belongs in a mansion!

(perhaps you should have built a house first? 8^)

Fantastic work, great talent you have there Zack!

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#12 posted 08-16-2016 03:15 PM

That’s a mighty impressive headboard. Guess you have to build a big bedroom around that bed now. Looking forward to seeing that.

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#13 posted 08-16-2016 03:23 PM

very beautiful headboard …........hope there’s no coyotes while sleeping ….....LMAO ….GREAT JOB


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#14 posted 08-16-2016 04:38 PM

Gorgeous bed. It reminds me a lot of a Jory Brigham design.

-- Phillip- Measure twice, cut onc.... Hey look, it's rustic.

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#15 posted 08-16-2016 06:23 PM

Great job! Love your interpretation of the style. That headboard reminds me of the waving wheat fields near my grandma’s home in Hoisington. (Waiting for you to really blow my mind and say that there are hidden storage compartments in the headboard.) Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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