|Project by kenn||posted 02-17-2011 09:35 PM||1644 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
I made this bed over a 5 month period starting in August 2010. It’s a combination of several others, most notably Lonnie Bird’s bed from Fine Woodworking and Charles Neil’s video series. It is Tiger Maple that I purchased from Irion Lumber in Wellsboro, Pa. Enough of the credits, right? It is a queen size. The headboard is held in place by a floating mortise. The rails are joined with bed bolts then covered with the brass from Ball & Ball. The octogons were roughed out on the bandsaw and then hand planed. The lambs tongues, 32 of them, were hand carved with a chisel and a gouge. The finish is three coats of stain, dark brown followed by amber followed by a lighter brown. I planed and/or sanded between coats then applied BLO and multiple coats of garnetlac shellac, buffed with steel wool, and applied Briwax.
#1: Overview of the bed #2: The headboard #3: Details, bed bolt covers, routed profile on rails, carved lambs tongue #4: Money shot of the foot board, amazing figure, the dye process lets it shimmer when viewed #5: Headboard post connection with lambs tongue #6: That’s the matching stool off to the side
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