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Project by Matthew T. Smith posted 03-25-2011 10:34 PM 3260 views 29 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This bed was designed and built for a couple that wanted a platform style bed with a clean and simple look that also provided storage underneath. They also specified Walnut. I suggested night stands to complete the ensemble and came up with the intriguing floating placement of the night stands.

The headboard is made of vertically grained solid walnut planks that are scalloped with a parabolic shape using a table saw. Then the scalloped edges were hand carved to create the tooled look.

The night stands have a waterfall wrap of walnut plywood with a solid walnut front edge. They are dowel located and bolted to the headboard. There is also a concealed metal strap under the front edge of the platform to provide stability.

There are four large drawers underneath the bed for ample storage.

The finishing consists of an NGR colonial maple base with a special walnut wiping stain topped with a catalyzed lacquer.

The bed comes apart into several pieces for ease of transport and installation.

Hopefully, the new bed will provide a plethora of “floating dreams”.

-- Matthew, North Carolina, www.woodleafstudios.com





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patron

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#1 posted 03-25-2011 10:45 PM

pretty fancy there matthew

i really like the headboard
clean and contemporary
yet rustic

well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-25-2011 11:26 PM

awesome work Bud! fantastic ideas

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 12:12 AM

Beautiful work, great looking piece!!!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 01:04 AM

Very nice, love the walnut and carving, nicely done, I made one for my son out of maple a few years back, almost the same design.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 03:51 AM

What a show stopper! I just had to look at it over and over. Beautiful.

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#6 posted 03-26-2011 07:52 AM

very elegant. I really like the organic feel of the carved portions, adds some mystery to the modern feel of the rest of it. nicely done.

-- -Jacob Turetsky, Industrial Designer

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 11:21 AM

Looks great, I have always liked these style of beds. The hand carving gives it some great interest and character! Nice choice of wood as well Love Walnut.

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

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 11:22 AM

Looks great, I have always liked these style of beds. The hand carving gives it some great interest and character! Nice choice of wood as well Love Walnut.

Sorry, it double posted for some reason and I can’t delete it. So I must really like it Smile.

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

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#9 posted 03-27-2011 03:51 AM

That headboard is really cool. Great job.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#10 posted 04-01-2011 07:08 PM

Awesome bed set. Top knotch craftmanship. Tks for sharing.

-- Paul, Plantagenet, Ontario

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