|Project by Lee Barker||posted 12-17-2010 07:10 PM||2975 views||6 times favorited||9 comments|
Built of 6/4 red oak with walnut accents, this project was designed and built in tandem with the client, a skilled amateur with no shop. There is Rockler hardware for a center rail which runs under the slats (5) and has a center adjustable food. (The Cal King beds have a two piece box spring, so center support is required.)
Overall width at the cap is 85 1/2. Foot height: 34 3/4; head height: 48 3/4. The panels are 4 3/8 with 1 5/8 spaces.
In the last image, the reason this piece will be forever referred to as “The Bullet Bed.” That’s a lead slug which presented itself upon straightlining one of the planks. The client insisted we include it in a visible place.
Finish will be oil/varnish, no color.
12/23: Added some images after the oil/varnish. Greater warmth with every coat. The contrast with the walnut popped—we were very pleased with it all.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"