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Project by Blake posted 1553 days ago 2095 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a bed I completed for a client. He built the headboard about 20 years ago when he was working in a woodshop. The headboard has been resting behind his bed ever since but he never finished building the rest of the bed. So he commissioned me to build the footboard and rails to complete the bed.

He still had the gorgeous matching Claro Walnut and curly Birch from when he originally built the headboard. So the lumber for the footboard is from the same tree as the headboard even though it was built two decades later.

It was an interesting project since I had to recreate details included in the original piece.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1553 days ago

Blake you always do wonderful work this is a superb bed

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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bake

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#2 posted 1553 days ago

Blake, this is beautiful. You did a great job matching the headboard.
What did you finish with?

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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jcees

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#3 posted 1553 days ago

Nice work, mon ami. Very nicely done indeed.

always,
J.C.

-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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blockhead

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#4 posted 1553 days ago

Looks fantastic Blake. I would say you nailed it. You’re right, the wood IS gorgeous and a great overall design as well. A blog on that footboard would be fantastic too. Great job and thanks for posting!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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ND2ELK

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#5 posted 1553 days ago

Beautiful bed and beautiful wood. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Kindlingmaker

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#6 posted 1553 days ago

Beautiful work Blake!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Beginningwoodworker

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#7 posted 1553 days ago

Thats a beautiful bed, Blake.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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matt garcia

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#8 posted 1553 days ago

AWESOME!!! Wonderful walnut!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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charlie48

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#9 posted 1553 days ago

Blake, WOW !!! I’ll say it again Beautiful bed !!! Very well done.

-- Charlie............Only time will tell if it was time well spent.

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sras

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#10 posted 1553 days ago

Very interesting story! I really like the trim across the top of the headboard and footboard. You really did a nice job finishing this project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Karson

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#11 posted 1553 days ago

Blake a great job. It’s cool that he kept all of the materials to finish the bed.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#12 posted 1552 days ago

A beautiful heirloom & great craftsmanship Blake.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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bfd

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#13 posted 1549 days ago

Just Beautiful. It is crazy you cannot tell that the foot and headboard were made A.) 20 years apart and B.) by two different craftsman. Outstanding.

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Millo

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#14 posted 1447 days ago

great stuff! What wood is used for the rails’ core?

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Blake

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#15 posted 1447 days ago

Just 2×8 doug fir from the home center.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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