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Project by Alin Dobra posted 12-02-2010 12:59 AM 13856 views 61 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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King size bed I designed for the beach condo we just bought. It turns out that I have to build a lot of stuff for the condo so I’ll post more projects soon.

Construction: mortise and tenon throughout with floating panels. Legs are cut from solid cherry. Almost no straight parts (curves everywhere). Solid cherry used except for the mattress support.

Finish: sprayed shellac

The stiles at the top of the headboard are a special request from my wife so that the bed remind her of the look of a wood ship (added about 3-4 hours to the whole project).

I’m building now to night stands to go with the bed and a small chest of drawers.

Thanks for looking,
Alin

P.S. I only had my old camera with me when I took the picture. I’ll take my “professional” camera next time and get more and better pictures.

-- -- Alin Dobra, Gainesville, Florida





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mfike

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#1 posted 12-02-2010 01:09 AM

That is a very nice looking bed. The curves in the legs and foot/head board really make it stand out. It has sort of a contemporary/almost asian look to it. I really like it. Good job.

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knotscott

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#2 posted 12-02-2010 02:08 AM

Nice looking bed. The subtle curves are great and makes it unique. Very cool!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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NBeener

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#3 posted 12-02-2010 02:12 AM

Hm.

That’s rather beautiful !

“Beach condo ?”

I might want one of those :-)

-- -- Neil

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KnotCurser

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#4 posted 12-02-2010 03:31 AM

Very nice design – excellent work!

-bob

-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: rrww@rhoadesclan.com / www.rhoadesclan.com

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sras

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#5 posted 12-02-2010 04:06 AM

Design – check!
Craftsmanship – check!
Finish – check!

Excellent project!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Beginningwoodworker

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#6 posted 12-02-2010 04:12 AM

Thats a beautiful bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Manitario

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#7 posted 12-02-2010 04:13 AM

great job!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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Millo

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#8 posted 12-02-2010 05:32 AM

absolutely beautiful… great!

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TheGravedigger

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#9 posted 12-02-2010 05:32 AM

Good use of curves and flairs. I really like the classic finish. Nice work!

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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Mathew Nedeljko

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#10 posted 12-02-2010 06:31 AM

Really Nice! I like the curved legs!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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Moron

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#11 posted 12-02-2010 06:33 AM

I love it

nice work

r u taking comissions?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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Chip

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#12 posted 12-02-2010 06:54 AM

Great stuff as always Alin. Unique design and impeccable craftsmanship. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the set…

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

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gul

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#13 posted 12-02-2010 04:24 PM

Really nice.Your work is really good.

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Heidi Neely

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#14 posted 12-02-2010 06:34 PM

Wowww…this is gorgeous!! You really brought out quite a beautiful deep color in that cherry with your finish : )

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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jockmike2

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#15 posted 12-02-2010 10:06 PM

BEAUTIFUL BED ALAN, NICE WOOD AND FINISH. GREAT DESIGN, YOUR WIFE HAD A GREAT IDEA.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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