Walnut four poster bed

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Project by DaytonB posted 02-17-2011 07:42 PM 3094 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Walnut Four Poster Bed, I was trying to create a “floating” head and foot board, somewhat disconnected from the posts. The head and foot boards are basic floating panels in a frame. the pannels are resawn and book matched.

Nothing fancy, just trying to tweak the norm a bit. I have yet to build the top hanging rails and finials

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#1 posted 02-17-2011 08:08 PM

Nice work, looking good…. Nice Jointer in the backround as well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Stephen Mines

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#2 posted 02-17-2011 08:30 PM

Really good job of work. What is your method of rail connection to head and footboard? (I enlarged your photo but couldn’t quite make it out.)

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#3 posted 02-17-2011 09:31 PM

Very nice use of the walnut sapwood. Looks like it was a perfect fit between the windows.

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 02-18-2011 12:58 AM

Well done my friend. Keep up the great work Dayton. Nice to see you posting some projects!

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Canadian Woodworks

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 05:47 AM

I could go for a snooze right now, and now I kinda wish my bed was made from Walnut. Looking good!

What size jointer ya got there?

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables

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#6 posted 09-23-2013 08:43 PM

thanks guys, haven’t been on here for quite a while.

Paul, the jointer is an 8” Grizzly. by far the best bang-for-your-buck out there.

Stephen, I cut a long 1/2 mortise/Dado in the posts and head/foot boards. they are joined with the long spline that you see between them. I wanted to float the headboard away from the post and thought this would be an interesting way to do it. Its work out great.

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