Cherry Sleigh Bed

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Project by cgfaircloth posted 09-23-2010 05:53 AM 1929 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

King Size bed out of salvaged Cherry, laminated to get the best yield out of what the customer had. All legs and slats were mortised and loose tennoned together. Clear finished with pre-cat conversion varnish.

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#1 posted 09-23-2010 06:14 AM

Beautiful piece and the idea of reclaiming the lumber makes it that much better. Has a bit of an oriental feel to it… at least to me. Great work and thanks for posting it cg.

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

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 07:13 AM

Very nice. You did a great job using the wood you had. I would think the customer will be very happy.

-- -Willing to try

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 10:29 AM

Perfect, love the color of cherry. Well done for sure.

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

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#4 posted 09-23-2010 10:31 AM

A super bed, great design.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 09-23-2010 02:24 PM

Nice Cherry Sleigh Bed.

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#6 posted 09-23-2010 03:50 PM

Give it a little time and a little sunlight, and that cherry will be gorgeous. Nice Job!

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#7 posted 09-23-2010 04:51 PM

Very nice!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#8 posted 09-23-2010 05:38 PM

Very nice job, one to be proud of. Will age to a beautiful red tone color

-- Marty Ohio

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#9 posted 09-23-2010 06:40 PM

Looks good!
Thanks for posting

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#10 posted 09-23-2010 06:48 PM

Nice Work !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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