Charleston Four Post Bed-Queen Size

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Project by Cody Lee posted 04-18-2011 04:21 PM 1686 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Queen size bed. Birch and pine. Two coats of black latex paint. Quick sand with 80 grit. Extensive sand with 220. Coat of Minwax dark walnut stain. Wipe off excess. Sit for one day to cure. Final 2 coats of water born poly.

-- Cody Lee -BlueGooseCustomFurniture

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#1 posted 04-19-2011 12:31 AM

I seen this project soon after you posted it and had to come back to see if anyone had asked. Since noone has, I guess I’ll be the one to ask dumb questions. Please tell me more aout the use of the black latex paint. I don’t think I’ve heard of using paint, walnut stain, and poly all on a bed unless different parts were of different finishes, which I don’t see in the photo.
Also, I see you’re new here. So I hope you don’tmind me making a suggestion. Actually it’s more of a hint. We love photos, lots of photos. When you post a project, you can upload six photos to the top of the page. Actually, I sometimes fill those six spots and add more photos in the description.
When I read your profile you mentioned unique finishes. If you don’t mind letting us in on some of these unique finishes, we’d love to hear more about them. Take this bed for example, I like they look of the wood on it. But how did you do it?


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Cody Lee

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#2 posted 04-19-2011 08:22 PM

William, I will post more pictures today of this bed and other with a similar finish but with different colors. It would only let me upload one picture the first day, it said the post was under review?

The key is when you stain the bed, dont stain just the parts that have exposed wood. Stain all the bed, paint included. Even though it doesnt really change the color of the black paint, it gives the paint the original rich color that it was before sanded ( sanding it of course reduces the black color to a charcoal color). After wiping off the excess, let it sit for 4-5 hours and poly. I used to just brush on water born poly but now I spray it. Either way works fine.
This bed was actually my first attempt at this finish and I can say it still looks the same today. I made it two years ago for my fiancee and we still use it. Feel free to ask any questions. This is a relatively easy finish and very rewarding.

-- Cody Lee -BlueGooseCustomFurniture

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#3 posted 04-19-2011 09:10 PM

Looks great, would love to see more pictures as well, I have a bed to make, on my to do list.

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