|Project by Andy Brownell||posted 05-17-2010 05:12 PM||4012 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
This is the second of two beds I started back in December for my kids. This is for my daughter.
It is a full sized version that I scaled down from a picture of a Thomas Moser Design. I love his stuff, but can’t afford any of it.
The headboard and footboard crest rails are all made with square, double wedged through tenons (my first real attempt). This was very tricky joinery, mostly hand-cut, with few right angles.The floating headboard is a single slab of 16” wide ribbon sapele. All of the rails are 8/4 thick solid walnut and assembled with 6” bed bolts.
I opted to make my own bed bolt covers for this bed, which are made from a scrap end-cut of the headboard. They use the sap wood/heart wood combination that mimics the headboard design. The finish is three coats of Minwax wipe on poly, with 600 drit and Naptha between coats. Hand wax finished it off.
I’m done with beds for a while. On to the next project.
-- Andy Brownell