|Project by STL||posted 08-29-2010 02:36 PM||2002 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
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