|Project by _Steve||posted 05-15-2010 01:23 AM||2375 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
Ever hear of a Bed Chest before?
My daughter was about to have a child and living in a very small older home, with no room for any night stands after squeezing in a crib, wanted a shelf of some sort to place at the head of their bed to have an area to sit items on. So I came up with what I called, a Bed Chest. Insired by an early american Dough Box, I came up with this design.
With my daughter being a modern day naturalist, I decided to make it out of some Yellow Bud Hickory I sawed out from some logs that had bird peck. I tried to show case all the natural beauty of the wood, including the sapwood, tight knots, mineral steaks, and yes, bird peck. The material had been air dried for 10 years or longer,
I still had a little separation on the glue joints of the wide face boards to the sides. I ended up screwing them and plugging with contrasting plugs.
Since completing the Bed Chest, I have added a quilt stand and a platform bed out of the same material to the set, will posting them soon. I’m sure I’ll be looking at a dresser down the road ;)
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