|Project by Muzhik||posted 12-14-2007 12:17 AM||3886 views||24 times favorited||31 comments|
Well, I finally finished it, got the mattress delivered today and got the nerve to move it up to my bedroom (see story here ). I started a blog on this project, but never went very far with it. It seems there was a mutual loss of interest in keeping it going. It is just a bed, after all. I’ll probably add another entry or two soon to highlight the jointery and hardware I used that may make this bed a little unique (false thru tenons with magnets on them, for example, to hold them to the steel plates I used to join the bed rails).
The woods I used are Black Walnut, curly maple, purpleheart, and curly koa veneer with curly etimoe as a “backer veneer”. Had I known how beautiful that etimoe would turn out, I may have altered my design somewhat to make the headboard and footboard ‘reversable.’ It is all built from my own design and it’s my first bed. I was relieved when I dropped the box springs in tonight and found out once and for all that they fit!