Mahogony Queen Bed

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Project by stazzz posted 05-14-2011 03:14 PM 2698 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was lucky enough to acquire Mahogany from another floor of the same building that the Walnut Desk project was made. The bed features 6 drawers in a captain style bed with 2 end table drawers and a lower shelf with baskets for storage. The upper unit features glass display shelves and center section with lighting on dimmers that are controlled by switches on either side for convenience. The headboard is padded leather featuring storage behind as well as below. I store 3 large suitcases under the headboard. At the foot of the bed a TV lift is installed concealing a 42” flat panel TV and av equipment. Mood/night lighting shines out from both sides of the foot board. All the wood was destined for the landfill. Some was trim and some of the wood was 3/4” solid flooring. Visit my site for more projects.

-- Custom Woodwork By Fred

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#1 posted 05-14-2011 03:22 PM

Hey, you stole my bedspread!

Very nice. Great design. Excellent reuse of material. Sure wish I could fall into a score on mahogany like that.

Keep up the good work.

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#2 posted 05-14-2011 03:29 PM

lol on the bed spread

-- Custom Woodwork By Fred

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#3 posted 05-14-2011 03:36 PM

Very Nice :) One of my top five woodworking projects, Currently building a router table,2nd will be my post entertainment center,3rd Captains bed,4th Catwalk for Mother’s home, 5th Cockpit arcade cabinet :) I’ll be busy this summer. You’ve put a smile on my face nice bed I would love to use purpleheart wood for my bed just to be different but i’m not rich so poplar with a nice stain or since oak prices are low in area maybe oak :)

Thanks for sharing :)

-- "If the Universe is Infinite, Then all dreams are real."

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#4 posted 05-14-2011 03:46 PM

Purple heart is not a rare…or expensive wood …if you know where to shop. Purple heart is used for flatbed trailers by the military for hauling around tanks. This wood is hard, durable, strong, fast growing etc, etc. The trick is finding a depot that throws it away. A little research and you may find yourself a deal depending where you live.

-- Custom Woodwork By Fred

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#5 posted 05-16-2011 02:06 PM

Very, very nice. Excellent design and execution. The lighting is a sweet touch and often overlooked in this sort of project. Thanks for sharing your work with us. BTW…on the Mahogany score…I’m green.

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#6 posted 05-16-2011 06:30 PM

Fantastic, I am so glad I looked at this at work and not in front of SWMBO. I would have had her getting more ideas to go with the ones she already has for me.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#7 posted 05-17-2011 12:24 AM


-- Custom Woodwork By Fred

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