|Project by Steamdonkey||posted 01-20-2008 03:00 AM||6627 views||21 times favorited||15 comments|
I built this walnut bed as a wedding gift for a couple of friends. Since they live out in Oregon and I’m here in Kansas City I had to ship it freight. Boxing it up took some planning and the cost for the shipping ended up running about $250, but it was worth it.
The project itself took about a month’s worth of weekends, and a few evenings applying the 6 coats of oil/varnish. The wood is all local air dried black walnut. For the posts I had some 16 qtr that I milled down to 3 1/2 substantial inches. The head and foot boards have nice wide book matched crotch pieces that I resawed from some 5/4 stock. Mortise and tenons with bead bolts hold the rails in place.
In the end I was pleased with the way this project turned out, and before I shipped it out all I could think about was how much I liked the design over my own bed. I have some ideas to expand on this basic design and may have to make another ;-).