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Project by BenBen posted 1255 days ago 2739 views 9 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wife wanted a low bed with shoe drawers; I wanted a walnut bed but wasn’t willing to pay $$$$. I saw a few photos of different designs and created this one. It’s a mix of solid walnut, and walnut plywood. This was the first time i’ve used veneer—not at much fun as solid wood, so I won’t do that again.

Simple finish of clear water based varnish worked very well (even though some test pieces looked much better with an oil finish). Wood conditioner helped on the test piece so I used it on the whole thing. I didn’t fill the pores before finishing.

Note the quality assurance inspector checking out each and every drawer upon installation.





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Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 1255 days ago

Nice bed. Good design.

We have a QA inspector as well ;-).

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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spunwood

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#2 posted 1255 days ago

I was about to comment that these sorts of inspectors like to keep a hands on perspective of the work.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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spunwood

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#3 posted 1255 days ago

The wood & the bed is a beaut.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Matt Stauffer

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#4 posted 1255 days ago

Your QA department looks just like mine.

-- Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. ~ John 5:24

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don1960

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#5 posted 1255 days ago

Nice looking bed. I like the way the grain shows on the headboard.

I think we have the same cat! Ours looked exactly like your inspector. He always could be found in a drawer or box or bag somewhere. Must be related. :-)

-- -- Don from PA

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workerinwood

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#6 posted 1255 days ago

Great job!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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tyskkvinna

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#7 posted 1255 days ago

Love that bed a whole lot! Really nice design- I haven’t seen a lot of beds with drawers underneath that I still like, aesthetically. This one is great.

QA inspector looks good too. ;)

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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David

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#8 posted 1255 days ago

lol yeah i couldn’t keep the cats out of our bed drawers when i was building it too.

nice bed.

-- “Don’t tell me what can’t be done, tell me what you want done then shut up and get out of my way and let me do it!”

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steliart

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#9 posted 1255 days ago

Very nice, well build bed

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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Michael

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#10 posted 1255 days ago

I hope your QA inspector isnt like mine, she tends to sharpen her claws in my new woodwork…

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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Richard

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#11 posted 1255 days ago

Nice job. But my QA inspector would be chaseing yours out of the drawers, he dosent like cats.

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Richard

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#12 posted 1255 days ago

Oh, those “bed bugs” are found everywhere. But very nice job and you saved yourself some money too.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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childress

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#13 posted 1255 days ago

Yes, this is very simple yet elegant.

I can’t help but notice that you can only open 3 of the drawers :) Probably just building it that way for future use?

-- Childress Woodworks

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BigTiny

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#14 posted 1255 days ago

Your fuzzy quality control inspector looks like a dead ringer for mine. Maybe they’re related?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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