The Kublai Khan Bed

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Project by UncannyValleyWoods posted 08-19-2016 01:11 AM 679 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here ya go. We had our first baby two years ago. The day we brought him home from the hospital, our first King size bed we’d ordered a few weeks before was delivered. Since then we’d been sleeping mattress on the floor style.

I stayed home to raise the baby and realized quickly that infants and wood shops don’t mix.

So I’ve been building this bed in my mind for the last two years and I’m very excited to see it finished.

Bad pics in general, but the bed really shines through.

Walnut and a little maple, the way the our lord in Ramen decried. I painted the panels myself, some free hand, some partial stencil.

I wanted to make a cultural mashup – part northern Euro, part Mongolian, part Arabesque…

Aside from a few clumsy mistakes and some crappy hardware, I think it turned out fairly nice.


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#1 posted 08-19-2016 11:47 AM

Wow, that is cool. I love the laminated and tapered posts, and the through tenons really compliment the overall style. The paint work is really impressive…mine wouldn’t warrant a place on most refrigerators!

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#2 posted 08-19-2016 05:09 PM

The sapwood layout makes me think of sand dunes. This is an interesting piece and I commend your work, good job.


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#3 posted 08-19-2016 07:17 PM

This is very creative. I like 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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#5 posted 08-20-2016 05:44 PM

really nice project and personalizing it makes it all the better

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#6 posted 08-21-2016 01:03 AM

Nice job!

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