Custom Mahogany Bed

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Project by Greg posted 07-14-2010 06:18 PM 2780 views 14 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First time poster here.

I worked with my cousin, from San Jose, to design this wedding gift bed over email using Word of all things. No Sketchup at the time! After 14 revisions, we came up with this concept. His local brother helped me create this one-of-a-kind bed. It’s solid Gen. Mahogany, with Birds-eye maple sand shaded inlays, and ebony accent plugs. The inscribed rock was from a hike near Yosemite Park where Steve asked Susan to marry him.

Finished in Deft lacquer.

-- You don't have a custom made heirloom fly fishing Net?

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 07-14-2010 06:31 PM

Beautiful work..great designs.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 06:35 PM

Nice looking bed, would be cool to sleep in something you made. Like the cut-outs and inlay…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Heidi Neely

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 06:36 PM

Wow, this is fantastic! I want one : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 06:38 PM

Welcome to LJ’s by the way you’ll love this site!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 06:44 PM

Beautiful, and Welcome to LJ’s

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 06:46 PM

Looks fit for a King!

-- Doug...

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 06:50 PM

Very origional design, I like it.

-- Dave, from ND "The mind is an infinitely long workbench, and its cluttered with half-finished thoughts and ideas, sometimes we need to clear off the workbench and start again from step one."

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 07:11 PM

Nice work and design.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Will Stokes

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#9 posted 07-14-2010 07:33 PM

Very nice, I especially like the stars and how they span the narrow gaps between two boards. Very cool. :-)

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#10 posted 07-14-2010 07:56 PM

Absolutely beautiful work !

-- -- Neil

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#11 posted 07-14-2010 11:42 PM

Great bed and and a wonderful story! Great job!

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

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#12 posted 07-15-2010 12:22 AM

At first I thought it was a Maple bed, just gorgeous!

-- Ned - 2B1ASK1

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#13 posted 07-15-2010 03:02 AM

love the design…my wife wants one lol…thx alot

-- M.K.

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#14 posted 07-15-2010 04:29 AM

I really love the stars and moon bed. I don,t know what I think of the inlays in the bed post. You did a beautiful job on the bed. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#15 posted 07-15-2010 12:44 PM

very nice thanks for posting and welcome to this wonderful forum. I hope you enjoy this site as much as I have.

-- Aaron - central California "If you haven't got the time to do it right, when will you find the time to do it over?"

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