Twin Bed

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Project by Lou posted 12-24-2007 11:56 PM 1861 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I built this bed in woodshop starting in the end of august and finished in november. both the headboard and the footboard are double raised panels. The inlays on the footboard are mahogany and on the headboard they are walnut. It is probably the best project i’ve ever built. During the finishing process, we didn’t have any sanding sealer, only topcoat. So we put 3 coats of topcoat with a light sanding in between each coat.

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#1 posted 12-25-2007 01:09 AM

Great job, Louis. I have found that sanding sealer is nothing more than thinned finish. Shellac=alcohol, poly and varnish=mineral spirits, lacquer=lacquer thinner. About 1 part finish, 3 parts thinner. You can even use wood glue with water and the same proportions. The bedroom set came out great whatever you did

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#2 posted 12-25-2007 03:03 PM

Nice looking bed Louis.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#3 posted 12-26-2007 10:08 PM

Really nice looking bed!

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