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M & B's Day Bed

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Project by Wiggs posted 1379 days ago 1072 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a Day Bed I made for daughter-in-law for her birthday. The timber is all Kauri pine and the finish is three coats of Penetrol Wood Oil followed by as many coats of wax I could get on before I got bored.
Joinery for the frame is mortice and tenon.
The slats sit in a grove top and bottom with Kauri pine spacers to keep them in place. It’s a great theory, but it nearly drove me mad lining up the all the slats in their correct slots for the short sections on the ends – the long section on the back required a complete new vocabulary of expletives!
The design is a cross between a standard single bed (for overall dimensions) and a photo my daughter-in-law had of a day bed she was fond of. The end result sits proudly on their front verandah.

-- Wiggs, Western Australia --- Whoever said 'The devil's in the detail' was a woodworker!





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dakremer

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#1 posted 1379 days ago

I like this. Simple. Functional. Looks well made! great job – i’m still waiting for the day when i can jump into the realm of furniture making! All the posts i get to see here on LJs is an inspiration. Thanks for posting. Welcome to LJs

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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Manasseh

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#2 posted 1379 days ago

very nice. add this to my list of items I want to make.

-- Someday I will be more than a sawdust wisperer

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OttoH

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#3 posted 1376 days ago

I like this design very much. The daybed turned out great, I am sure that your daughter-in-law is very happy with your rendition.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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