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Project by STL posted 08-29-2010 02:36 PM 1829 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this oak bed for a client last year. The legs were glued up from (2) 8/4 pieces of solid oak. I routed the mortises for the finials/feet before glueing up the leg blanks. The feet and finials were hand turned (no duplicator therefore each is unique).

The headboard and footboards were 3/4” ply with 8/4 caps and 4/4 bases with applied moldings. You can see how the panels/caps were tenoned into the posts in the fourth pic.

Rails were solid 8/4 with an additional 8/4 piece attached with screws to hold the slats.

I finished the bed with a coat of fresh shellac and multiple coats of Target’s 6000 WB lacquer.

The bed was for a lady’s granddaughter, and they loved it. The two girls (both are very young—pre-K and K) love it so much they still sleep in it together every night! It was a real joy to see them enjoy it so much!

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com





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DBnR

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#1 posted 08-29-2010 03:45 PM

No wonder the kids like to sleep in it, it’s beautiful.
Nice work!

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workerinwood

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#2 posted 08-29-2010 04:35 PM

Beautiful, great job!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Chelios

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#3 posted 08-29-2010 05:15 PM

It looks great. How are the rails connected to the posts?

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STL

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#4 posted 08-29-2010 11:39 PM

Thanks yall for the compliments!

Chelios—I used the ‘wrought’ bed rail fasteners from Rockler. I like the fact that they mortise into the post/rail which takes the load off the screws. Once assembled they are completed concealed.

-- Dan Siggers, Alabama, http://www.siggerstraditionsllc.com

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jim1953

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#5 posted 08-30-2010 02:22 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 08-30-2010 02:25 AM

Beautiful bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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lightweightladylefty

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#7 posted 08-30-2010 05:37 AM

Dan,

Nice looking bed. That gives me some ideas for the oak bed I want to make. Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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wseand

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#8 posted 08-30-2010 05:53 AM

Welcome to the Jocks, She’s a real beaut. I am sure they will sleep on it for many years.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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lumberdustjohn

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#9 posted 08-30-2010 01:23 PM

Fantastic build
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 08-31-2010 11:36 AM

Perfect looking bed!

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

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ND2ELK

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#11 posted 09-01-2010 02:50 AM

Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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