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Greene and Greene inspired cherry queen bed

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Project by botanist posted 10-24-2016 01:57 PM 754 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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Total cost to build, including lumber, materials for jigs, extra router bits and other tools: around $1000 US

This took about two years of planning (and saving for a planer) and about a year and half of work to complete. The build took such a long time because I travel a lot for work during the summer and I spent a month or so demolishing and rebuilding our main bathroom. Not to mention the large amount of time I had to spend making jigs and other things for the bed.

The lumber was sourced from Johnson’s Workbench store in northern Indiana. I chose them because they had the best prices for rough cut lumber (which gave me the best bang for the buck). They’re about 3 hours from my house so instead of spending an extra $200 or more for delivery, I drove up in my Toyota Matrix and picked up the lumber (about 100 bf total) myself. I wish I had taken a picture of my car filled to the gills with lumber. The folks at Johnson’s Workbench were nice enough to cut the lumber into more manageable lengths (the max length I can carry in my car without have the hatch open is about 8 ft.).





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DaleMaley

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#1 posted 10-24-2016 03:59 PM

Very nice job!

dale

-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 10-24-2016 09:42 PM

This bed is so nice and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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EarlS

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#3 posted 10-24-2016 10:01 PM

Nice bed. Am I seeing a bend in the posts at about the height where the side rails run? Looks like cherry?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 10-24-2016 10:09 PM

Great looking bed—it’ll give you a lot of satisfaction knowing you built it yourself!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 10-25-2016 02:07 PM

very nice

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