|Project by Ick||posted 09-04-2016 02:42 PM||1180 views||6 times favorited||10 comments|
Mission style prairie bed made in cherry.
Hardwood is local to eastern Oklahoma. Picked it up at a kiln about 90 miles east of me, price and quality make it worth the drive (and I don’t have many other options). Legs have walnut top and bottom caps and molding. Plug covers are walnut.
Ordered a Wood River benchtop mortiser, and I used the 1/2” chisel exclusively.
Headboard and footboard each have 54 spindles (1/2” X 1/2”) – Queen size bed.
Drawers have half-blind dovetails. the fronts are cherry, and the sides are poplar. The bottom is aromatic cedar. Installed on soft-close drawer glides.
Lots of pre-finishing, or at minimum, pre-staining. Lots of restrictive areas to try to get a consistent finish into. It took some extra time, but I think it was definitely worth it.
-- Craig, Oklahoma