Arts & Craft Bed

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Project by G_Bishop posted 01-22-2010 03:39 AM 1826 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wow, I had a whole lot of fun with this. I started going by a plan but that quickly changed early in the project then I just went crazy and went off on my own. I was in the zone with this project. It took me less than a month start to finish.

-- ---- Jack of all Trades, Master of None ----

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#1 posted 01-22-2010 03:46 AM

Nice looking bed.

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#2 posted 01-22-2010 05:14 AM

Excellent job. I’m only a few days away from starting a bed project the my SWIMO is anxious for. This bed inspires me and makes me wonder if I want to change my design plans.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 05:42 AM

This is a good looking design. How are the side runners attached to the headboard?

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 07:34 AM

Oh G great Bed

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 01-22-2010 03:00 PM

This is a great looking bed. I am sure the thrill of cutting the m&t wore off after the first few but I really enjoy this style of furniture.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-23-2010 01:43 PM

Chelios, I ordered a set of bed rail hangers from along with the plan that I originally started going by. The item# for the rail hangers is 23-346.

-- ---- Jack of all Trades, Master of None ----

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#7 posted 02-25-2010 02:08 AM

boy is that nice! i was thinking of building a bed myself because my matress is just on a metal rollar so it moves around and dosent have a headboard. ide like to steal those plans if you dont mind.

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#8 posted 02-25-2010 06:11 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#9 posted 05-29-2010 02:11 AM

That is a beautiful bed. You did a fantastic job on it.

It looks pretty close to the one in the Oct. 2004 issue of WOOD mag. They show a great way of installing all those spindles with a min. of effort and time. I used their method on my plazma tv table and my Morris chair ottoman. I haven’t built the chair yet due to a lack of space to put it (wife is reluctant to get rid of some tired old stuff).

I just hope my bed (sometime in the future) turns out as well.


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#10 posted 07-04-2010 11:42 PM

Is that white oak? And how did you finish? Really nice.

-- Zach, Las Vegas

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#11 posted 07-05-2010 04:10 PM

Yes, This is made out of quarter sawn white oak. I finished this with minwax products. Stained it using Provincial (If I remember correctly) then brushed on three coats of poly. I wish now that I finished it differently but I was completely ignorant of finishing then (Still am actually). The finish is holding up quite well though. Only wish the fleck rays were more pronounced.

-- ---- Jack of all Trades, Master of None ----

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#12 posted 05-17-2011 01:32 AM

Fabulous bed. Love the design. Love the execution.

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