Mission Style Queen Bed

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 02-14-2017 04:01 PM 728 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just completed our mission style queen size bed. I used all solid oak in the project, finding out early on that I have a pretty sever allergy to oak! I dawned appropriate protective gear and plunged on.
I an new at mortise and tenon joinery, this being one of my first attempts. I think I have watched all of Norm Abrams shows building furniture so I had a good visual grasp of the process. While in the Army I purchased a lof of my woodworking machinery the mortiser was one I already had on hand. After a few test and adjustments I was completely successful and cutting the mortises. The tenons gave me a little more trouble but I soon worked through those.
Glue us was a new adventure. I normally make small toys and projects, this is my first big glue up. Again good ol’Norm came to my rescue and I was again triumphant and all went well on the glue ups.
I use a gel stain/finish I bought at our local “Woodsmith Store”. I really do not care for the MinWax line so I shy away from those products.
I think I was successful and I love how our new bed looks. Next two mission style night stands.
Thanks for the comments let me know what you think.

I posted more pictures on if anyone wants a closer look of the processes.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 02-14-2017 04:14 PM

nice bed

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#2 posted 02-14-2017 06:10 PM

I like the simple, yet elegant style very well. Good work.

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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George Coles

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#3 posted 02-14-2017 11:49 PM

Nice work. You are really getting into this. Next the matching besides?

-- George Coles,

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#4 posted 02-15-2017 12:44 AM

Well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 02-15-2017 10:30 AM

Very nice job. It’s beautiful.

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

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Ron Aylor

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#6 posted 02-15-2017 02:29 PM

Be proud knowing Gustav Stickley is smiling down upon you!

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

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#7 posted 02-15-2017 03:42 PM

This is a beautiful mission style bed. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#8 posted 02-19-2017 11:14 PM

Tis a beauty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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