Butternut Bed

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Project by teeps posted 11-05-2010 03:53 PM 2921 views 17 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to build a bed and wanted to build one with as few screws/bolts as possible, so I came up with this. The bed assembles without any screws/bolts—the only place I used screws was for the rail that holds the slats.

I also got the chance to improve my hand tool skills which is something I have been really wanting to do.

All together, a very fun project!

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#1 posted 11-05-2010 04:14 PM

Nice design! Very cool.

-- I do not like work even when someone else does it. - Mark Twain

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#2 posted 11-05-2010 04:34 PM

Smart design. What type wood is that?

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#3 posted 11-05-2010 04:37 PM

It’s Butternut—a very nice wood to work with.

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#4 posted 11-05-2010 05:00 PM

That made a great bed. And good design on the hand-cut joinery!


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#5 posted 11-05-2010 05:05 PM

You came up with that?

I’m fairly certain I’ve seen a bed exactly if not almost exactly like that.

Probably somewhere on here….

What inspired you?

-- Childress Woodworks

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#6 posted 11-05-2010 06:38 PM

nice bed, and I’ve seen that same design here is very cool!

-- "Does this lathe makes my butt look big?"

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#7 posted 11-05-2010 06:39 PM

childress: I saw a design similar to this on LJ, and adapted it some to this. There are plenty of beds like this in the Japanese joinery world, which is where most of the inspiration came from.

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#8 posted 11-05-2010 06:39 PM

JoshJock: Wow! I haven’t seen that one before…..very nice work.

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#9 posted 11-05-2010 09:16 PM

I love the elegant solution you have worked out there. Nice!

-- Jim, Nebraska

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#10 posted 11-06-2010 02:28 AM

very nice!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 11-06-2010 05:54 AM

Looks very sturdy…You won’t wake if an earthquake strikes…sleep right through it.

-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso

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#12 posted 08-24-2011 03:45 AM

Elegant. Simple lines. Very nice.

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"

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