|Project by WolfRiverCreations||posted 02-15-2011 07:11 PM||2676 views||16 times favorited||13 comments|
Built this bed for a friend. He had no idea what he wanted it to look like, but he had a bunch of Cherry and Soft Maple that he wanted it built from. I looked around and found a bed by Tim (tjackele) and patterned it after his. Tim was kind enough to throw a few dimensions my way and here is the finished product.
All the boards my customer had were already planed to exactly 3/4”. I didn’t trust the strength of just a single board so everything is 2 boards (1 1/2”) glued together. The head board and foot board are actually 2 complete sets of panels, stiles and rails glued together. The rails are mortised to the posts and pinned with dowels. I put a cherry stain on the cherry and no stain on the maple. It’s finished in lacquer. I used bed bolts to hold it together. It is a bit heavy, but absolutely rock solid. No wiggles at all.
-- Mike, Shawano, WI, Wood... Therapy for the masses.