|Project by BenBen||posted 02-12-2011 02:37 PM||2865 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
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.