Farmhouse Solid Cherry Bed

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Project by JimmyS posted 01-24-2017 01:54 AM 1333 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had a lot of fun building this a couple years ago. The first two pics show it as it sits today with a two year age, the last 4 are pics I took after finishing it. Built it off a picture my wife handed me.

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#1 posted 01-24-2017 02:41 AM

looks great

-- Mat

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#2 posted 01-24-2017 02:46 AM

looks fantastic, what did you use for finish? I was looking at some pics of my bed right after I completed it (also requested by my wife- 10 yrs ago) and its amazing how cherry darkens so nicely over time.

-- The optimist says "the glass is half full". The pessimist says "the glass is half empty". The engineer says "the glass is twice as big as it needs to be"

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#3 posted 01-24-2017 05:26 AM


The bed looks great . . . beautiful design and nice workmanship!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#4 posted 01-24-2017 11:20 AM

Great job … can you say family heirloom?

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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#5 posted 01-24-2017 01:23 PM

Very nice bed, great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 01-24-2017 07:24 PM

thanks for the remarks.

I used teak oil on the bed. I like to stick to the oils, and let the wood change over time.

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#7 posted 01-24-2017 08:53 PM

Wow! This is a beautiful bed. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#9 posted 01-25-2017 06:00 PM

Like the looks of this one. Fav’d it.

What did you use for the rail to headboard/footboard attachment?

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#10 posted 01-27-2017 12:07 PM

Looks awesome – like the lines a lot!

The side stringers – are those solid cherry? Is there a different species inside? Just curious, hard to tell in the pictures.


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#11 posted 01-27-2017 09:18 PM

Good eye, I glued ash to the inside. From the top it appears that the stringer is solid Cherry. The stringers are 12 inches wide, and I didn’t want to waste that much cherry wood that no one would ever see.

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