Stickley inspired bed in cherry

  • Advertise with us
Project by mcase posted 1471 days ago 2587 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife has discovered Craftsman furniture. Hurrah! The bed has ninety slats in the headboards. “No problem dear it will look so nice”! The slats are all mortised in using the Festool Domino machine. Thank heaven for German engineering. The two buttons on the front are ebony. While I was working on them an acquaintance came by in regards to another project and it turned out he has piano repair shop that redo keyboards. He has promised to give me the ebony keys next time they strip a keyboard. This will be a nice for all the Greene and Greene designs my wife keeps falling in love with. Well anyway after card scraping and hand sanding this piece I’m hoping to recover my casting arm in time for fishing season.

14 comments so far

View woodworm's profile


14124 posts in 2089 days

#1 posted 1471 days ago

Sweet design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

View Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor's profile

Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

4735 posts in 1807 days

#2 posted 1471 days ago

Nice bed. I have always liked mortise and tenon work with slats. I’m sure your wife will enjoy it and request more projects.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

View AngelofDeath's profile


116 posts in 1575 days

#3 posted 1471 days ago

that is beautiful

View kolwdwrkrsgirl's profile


550 posts in 1673 days

#4 posted 1471 days ago

Wow, absolutely beautiful! See what you’ve done… I WANT ONE!! I’ll put it on my “honey do” list for Keith (because that’s WAY out of my league), and I’ll tell him he has you to thank for it! HAhaha! ; )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

View SPalm's profile


4614 posts in 2381 days

#5 posted 1471 days ago

Very nice. I really like it. I can really appreciate the amount of work involved. Yow.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View JimNEB's profile


239 posts in 1567 days

#6 posted 1471 days ago

Nice work, very classic look to it.

-- Jim, Nebraska

View jockmike2's profile


10635 posts in 2745 days

#7 posted 1471 days ago

Beautiful, just gorgeous. Can’t say much more than that, other than I can appreciate the work involved also.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

View NBeener's profile


4806 posts in 1673 days

#8 posted 1471 days ago

I’ll second the “absolutely beautiful” comment.

A bed is on my short list of DIY projects. Another LJ was kind enough (that’s an understatement) to put together plans for HIS version of what you did.

A truly timeless and classic design … beautifully executed.

I presume … when I get to mine … you’ll be loaning me your Domino, right ? ;-)

-- -- Neil

View Konquest's profile


170 posts in 1943 days

#9 posted 1471 days ago

Tell me you pre finished all those slats!?

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

View a1Jim's profile


109219 posts in 2076 days

#10 posted 1471 days ago

Wonderful Bed great job

-- Custom furniture

View jim1953's profile


2641 posts in 2341 days

#11 posted 1471 days ago

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

View redrobinhood's profile


14 posts in 2212 days

#12 posted 1470 days ago

Really nice work – love the proportion, style, finish, what a great project – mind if I copy it?

View ND2ELK's profile


13495 posts in 2273 days

#13 posted 1467 days ago

Beautiful looking bed. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View jumbojack's profile


1130 posts in 1123 days

#14 posted 851 days ago

if and when the cramp leaves your fingers…..maybe just maybe you will be able to tie a fly to your line. but the results will justify the cramping. VERY design and well executed. Congratulations.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics :: gardening showcase