|Project by parkertables||posted 03-20-2011 04:41 AM||1113 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This set of twin beds are created using Oregon black walnut. The lumber used for the posts were 16/4 boards x 16” wide, 36”long, shipped via freight from Oregon. The post was made in 3 pieces. The bottom half with foot was turned on my lathe. The tapered, upper portion of the post was made using 2 seperate jigs, tapered completely in my thickness planer, starting with a symetrical octagonal post. This took some patience and diligence to get the taper right. Then there is the finial atop the teester frame. All carvings are applied solid oak which I bought from a carving supplier. The shape of the foot and side rails were determined by placement of carvings to a desired design, then tracing aroung the carvings. It was tricky and time consuming, but the end result was very rewarding. Of course it helped that the customer didn’t mind paying for the custom design!!!