Queen sized Solid Walnut Bed

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Project by Jono posted 11-19-2007 07:04 AM 9909 views 70 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Named the Winkler Bed after its designer it has a curved headboard with 1/4” maple panels captured in the walnut by dadoes in the top,sides,bottom and divider. The headboard parts were finshed before the glue up and it was a real challenge getting the maple panels into the top dadoe. They naturally wanted to flex out the wrong way. So i would get one end in and by the time i worked my way over to the other side the other end would pop out. The back also has finished panels so you could put the bed in the middle of a room and it would look mint from all directions. The sides, end and headboard are fixed with lockinghardware and the matress is supported by spring loaded slats.

-- Jono, Vancouver,

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#1 posted 11-19-2007 07:25 AM

That is a neat looking bed. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the spring loaded slats before – does the mattress rest on top of the slats, with no box spring?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 11-19-2007 01:20 PM

Yes the slats support the mattress. They work well with the low profile type beds that are popular with modern design. No box spring required!

-- Jono, Vancouver,

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#3 posted 11-19-2007 03:28 PM

Very nice craftsmanship! Interesting design too.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 11-19-2007 07:21 PM

More beautiful work Jono. Wonderful design and craftsmanship.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#5 posted 11-19-2007 09:50 PM

Very nice work indeed. Don’t go sleeping in Jono, plenty of projects to complete.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 11-20-2007 12:05 AM


-- Jesus is Lord!

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#7 posted 11-20-2007 12:07 AM

Excellent looking head board and bed. It’s spectacular.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#8 posted 11-20-2007 12:22 AM

That is a stunning bed.

-- Chelle

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#9 posted 11-20-2007 02:07 AM

Awesome work! I checked out your other projects and have come to the conclusion that you do some kick a** work. Looking forward to seeing more.

-- Kirk H. --

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#10 posted 11-20-2007 04:55 AM

Love your style. You have a great eye for design and are a great technician to realize the vision.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#11 posted 11-20-2007 02:02 PM

Great design work. The wood is beautiful. Should be seeing you in Architectural Digest soon.

-- Peace in Wood ~

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Dominic Vanacora

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#12 posted 11-20-2007 04:52 PM

Love the design and a great looking bed from all directions.
What is the spring loaded slats made from? Or how do you spring load them?

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#13 posted 11-20-2007 05:18 PM

Cool, cool bed. I would totally sleep on it. Walnut never fails to look stupendous. Thumbs up Jono!

-- Jeremy, Austin Texas- A bad day in the shop beats a good day at work

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#14 posted 11-20-2007 10:27 PM

That is sweet. Just sweet. I love your style.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#15 posted 11-25-2007 09:37 PM

Wonderful design and execution, Jono. Favorited for future reference. I love simple platform beads. The slats are ingeniousl

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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