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Solid Cherry Bed Frame

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Project by AnthonyT posted 02-09-2017 05:56 PM 584 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally got this solid cherry bedframe project completed for the wife! After looking at it in a CAD model for way too long, it’s nice to see it standing. Full of mortis and tennon joinery, finished with shellac and polycrylic. I took a stab at wood burning too, turned out pretty good. Its a scene of a place we go camping near Avery, Idaho. Caps are held on by dowels. Rails are fastened to each column by 2×3/8” x 5” socket head cap screws 8 total. Slots mortised into rails for bolts. The columns are hollow with a threaded insert inside them to accept the bolt. Definitely an heirloom piece and fortunate to have it.

-- Measure once cut twice and if it's still too short cut it again.





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#1 posted 02-09-2017 07:34 PM

Beautiful…...You did an excellent job !

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#2 posted 02-10-2017 04:03 PM

looks great

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#3 posted 02-10-2017 05:27 PM

This bed turned out so beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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