|Project by TheMyth||posted 02-09-2017 05:06 PM||711 views||7 times favorited||7 comments|
Made this for my newborn son about a year and a half ago, thought would share. This was my biggest project so far, the design is my own but got a lot of inspiration from here and other sites.
It’s all black walnut, most 4/4 with 5/4 for the legs, with a custom system to raise and lower the bed platform. The legs and styles are using 1” to 1 1/2” mortise and tenon joints, and the individual bars uses domino style loose tenons (routed mortises and made the loose tenons from walnut scraps from the project). I also used bent lamination for the curved molding.
It can be transformed into a full size single bed in the future, and I may build a front panel for a toddler bed if time allows.
For the finish, I did one coating of Zinsser sanding sealer, followed by a few coating of Old Masters Woodgrain Filler mixed with dark walnut oil stain, applying sanding sealer between each coats. This gives the wood a very smooth finish at touch, while making the grains popping out very nicely. The top coat is a sprayed on gloss lacquer.
Thanks for looking !