Master Bedroom Set

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Project by Thepps posted 1273 days ago 2183 views 17 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In late October of 2010, My wife and I moved into a new house (and a new shop). For a Christmas present, I decided to surprise her with a new bedroom set (well almost, everything but the dresser and blanket chest). The bed and nightstands are out of soft maple with a dye, stain, and toner combination for a finish. I topped it off by spraying three coats of lacquer. The curtain rod is made out of some cool tulip poplar I found. No stain, just lacquer.
The bed is a four post, canopy, king and 87” tall. The inside two faces of the posts are tapered about a half of an inch at the top and an inch at the bottom. I used bolts and threaded inserts to connect the posts to the rails.
The two night stands include dovetail drawers. I also made the curtain rod and the finials. I turned the finials on the drill press since I don’t have a lathe. This was my first try at turning and it was actually quite a bit of fun.

Thanks for looking!

-- Thepps - Freeburg, IL

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#1 posted 1273 days ago

Beautiful design…simple…love it. The curtains on the front and a new idea to me.

I see you half lapped the top rails at the top of the posts…how did you connect the rail to the tops of the posts?
(hopefully the pics don’t show this…I’m at work and they are not showing on this computer.)

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#2 posted 1273 days ago


-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#3 posted 1273 days ago

wow – that all looks great! The future wife really wants this style of bed frame! giving me some ideas! Thanks a lot

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 1273 days ago

Fantastic job. Thanks for sharing.

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#5 posted 1273 days ago

Super job! Love the finish!

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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#6 posted 1273 days ago

Beautiful bedroom set.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#7 posted 1273 days ago

Good looking bedroom set. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 1273 days ago

Wow! I so need to build a bed.

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette

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#9 posted 1182 days ago

Very nice bed night tables beautiful finish

-- jim

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Bennie Woods

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#10 posted 984 days ago

My wife and I really like this design. Where did you find plans for this or did you make them? I am interested in the measurements and plans if possible.

-- Bennie Woods, USS FRANK CABLE, GUAM

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