Arched Bed With Copper Patina Headboard

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Project by newTim posted 02-18-2010 07:24 AM 3490 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Mission accomplished? So here’s how it goes. If you build a new bed you need to buy a new mattress. If you buy a new mattress it will be to tall on the old bed so you’ll have to build a new bed. If you build a new bed you’ll have to paint the walls. If you paint the walls you’ll have to put in a new floor. If you put in a new floor you’ll have to install new baseboards. And if you do all that you’ll then need a new bedspread and new curtains (which we haven’t gotten yet). Whew.

It is hard to believe it has been 151 days since the first post of this project's blog and it has been a journey. The first two pictures are the finished bed with a pair of nightstands I made a couple years ago. The third is the view into the vanity area with my sixteen drawer dresser in the foreground (pictures below). The fourth picture is the bed in final assembly. The fifth is a bed I built some three years ago and the last is the floor installation. We put in fake Brazillian Cherry to match the Jatoba on the other projects. The bed is finished with TWW’s simple varnish method which worked out great. The center headboard panel is 16 oz. copper with a patina applied using a torch then aged. It is hard to tell in these pictures but my wife is an artist and applied a layered finish on the walls using a mint green with some blue sponged on. We still need to finish the trim. Below is the original Sketchup design.

-- tim hill

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#1 posted 02-18-2010 03:39 PM

Nice looking bed.

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#2 posted 02-18-2010 03:41 PM

Beautiful bedroom, I really like the nightstands.

Thanks for the info. I can see now that I dont have enough money saved up to build our new bed.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 02-18-2010 06:28 PM

Great job Tim I like everything you’ve done here!

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#4 posted 02-18-2010 09:36 PM

Wow, your project turned out great! Good job.

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#5 posted 02-19-2010 03:15 AM

Very nice project beautifully done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 02-19-2010 06:47 AM

This was fun to follow the process on this bed Tim. Great final result! You have surrounded yourself with some beautiful pieces of handcrafted furniture.

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