|Project by msparky14||posted 03-22-2017 03:22 PM||605 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
It’s been awhile since I have been able to get any real wood working projects done. To many other issues kept getting in the way. However, the last of the kid moved out and my wife left the now spare bedroom empty for the longest time, except for the spare bed on a frame. Seems she had a bedroom set in mind and couldn’t find exactly what she was after in stores. (Then this site called pinterest gave her an idea.) She asked for something rustic, with a live edge to it, round posts and something unique. After some digging around in the local area, I came up with this. It’s actually 3 different projects made up for one bedroom set.
BED – Used 2 different slabs of black Walnut, sanded smooth and an oil finsh. I had to square up the ends and notch them out. Used the straightest blue stain pine posts I could get, and chiseled the mortise for a stub mortise and tenon style joint. There is a bottom rail underneath the headboard, used to attach the steel frame to the headboard. Side rails are made from Catalpa wood that I got for a real bargain.
DRESSER – Is made from all catalpa wood, except the drawers, (Pine). Drawers are made with a tight sliding dovetail joint and are very snug. (No glue what-so-ever.) I used a couple pieces of wood with the bark exposed (Live edge) for 2 drawers and also for the top. Whole project was stained a red oak color.
NIGHT STANDS – 2 matching night stands (That I will never make again) made from the same blue stain pine with hand chiseled stub mortise and tenon joints all over. The top is from extra black walnut slab pieces I had leftover from the bed project. (Also sanded and oiled.) The bottom shelf is made from scrap catalpa wood to try and tie all the pieces together.
-- ~ Mike ~