|Project by tallpaul||posted 01-12-2010 09:02 PM||1629 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
No plans available for this piece, as I simply copied the dimensions from a maple production piece. The wood is rift sawn white oak- I considered quarter sawn but I thought it might get too “busy”. I added walnut feet from some cutoff chunks I had sitting around to add some interest, and ebony plugs in the Greene and Greene style, to make a straightforward design more interesting. Posts are hollow, quadrilinear, built with a lock miter bit on the router table. Joinery is mortis and tenon where I needed strength, but I found it easier to use a dowel jig for the slats…I don’t think cutting 48 mortises would make me a better man. But it might.
The finish is Minwax golden oak stain, with four thin coats of wiping poly, and a coat of wax.
The next project will be a pair of Greene and Greene nightstands, probably Darryl Peart’s Aurora nightstands, to go with the bed. I’m thinking I may do those in Mahogany, as opposed to the oak. Do I keep the bedroom set all in the same species, or is that too plain? I really like mahogany. What do you think?