Stickley inspired bed in cherry

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Project by mcase posted 1567 days ago 2732 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 1567 days ago

Sweet design.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1567 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.

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#3 posted 1567 days ago

that is beautiful

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Heidi Neely

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#4 posted 1567 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”

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#5 posted 1567 days ago

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 1567 days ago

Nice work, very classic look to it.

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#7 posted 1567 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 -

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#8 posted 1567 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

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#9 posted 1567 days ago

Tell me you pre finished all those slats!?

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#10 posted 1567 days ago

Wonderful Bed great job

-- Custom furniture

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#11 posted 1567 days ago

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#12 posted 1566 days ago

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

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#13 posted 1563 days ago

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

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 947 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

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