Stickley inspired bed in cherry

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Project by mcase posted 04-06-2010 03:53 PM 3413 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.

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#1 posted 04-06-2010 04:20 PM

Sweet design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 04-06-2010 04:29 PM

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

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#3 posted 04-06-2010 04:56 PM

that is beautiful

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#4 posted 04-06-2010 05:10 PM

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”

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#5 posted 04-06-2010 05:20 PM

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


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#6 posted 04-06-2010 06:42 PM

Nice work, very classic look to it.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#7 posted 04-06-2010 10:58 PM

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 -

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#8 posted 04-06-2010 11:05 PM

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

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#9 posted 04-07-2010 02:32 AM

Tell me you pre finished all those slats!?

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#10 posted 04-07-2010 03:21 AM

Wonderful Bed great job

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 04-07-2010 05:01 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 04-07-2010 11:02 PM

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

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#13 posted 04-11-2010 01:29 AM

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 12-18-2011 08:59 AM

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

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