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Project by Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor posted 1136 days ago 1620 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I completed a few weeks ago and finally got some photos. It ain’t easy to photograph something this size without getting alot of background distractions. I ended up buying 3 sheets of white masonite material that were 4×8 each.
The headboard is King size and is 48” tall to fit under a bedroom window 48” from the floor. I used spalted Oak and did the inlays with walnut. The slats are alternating oak and walnut.

The side rails and footboard are just spalted oak with no inlays since the client said she did not want a foorboard…but wanted her fancy box spring cover to show on the end.

The finish is boiled linseed oil…four coats and then waxed and buffed.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.





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Sonny

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#1 posted 1136 days ago

looks good man!!!

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WhiskeyWaters

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#2 posted 1136 days ago

What an cool headboard – and so different than your boxes. I dig the sculptural work.

WW

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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Gater

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#3 posted 1136 days ago

Very nice Greg. You might want to try it out now after all that work. You know, a short rest before the next project.
Gator

-- Gator, Louisiana

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#4 posted 1136 days ago

Looks good Greg , I’m sure they loved it.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 1136 days ago

Bigger than a box, and more ??

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 1136 days ago

That is one unique and outstanding bed! Now my wife wants me to make one for her!!!!!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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Duane53

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#7 posted 1136 days ago

Very nice job

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shipwright

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#8 posted 1136 days ago

Nice design and execution Greg. Is the bed supported by a metal factory frame underneath?

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#9 posted 1136 days ago

LittlePaw…it is always good to know what your future project is going to be…never a dull moment.

shipwright… there is no metal factory frame. The side rails and the foortboard are oak. I used some metal bed fasteners that i bought from Rockler to attach the rails to everything. I fastened some 1 1/2” aluminum angle iron to the headboard, side rails and footboard for the matress support. I also have a center support. I hope to get some more complete photos once it is delivered and set up.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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#10 posted 1136 days ago

tee totally awesome

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#11 posted 1135 days ago

Greg,

An impressive piece that certainly carries your signature.

Very cool.

How do you think it would look if you were to carve out the section between the bedposts on the headboard? Not necessarily a lot of carving, but just a bit for added depth to the piece? It might be too busy with the inlay, but if the inlay weren’t there…?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#12 posted 1135 days ago

Jonathan…I wanted to sculpt the headboard between the inlays because the sculpting is what i enjoy the most…but the client wanted the headboard flat with sculpting only on the posts. If it were my decision I would have sculpted the headboard, footboard and side rails…but the person scratching out the check is the one with the final decision.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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Jonathan

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#13 posted 1135 days ago

I assumed it was the client’s call, and as you said, the one with the pen is the boss!

Just figured I’d ask what your take on sculpting the headboard was and it sounds like we both think that would’ve been the most dramatic and artful result. Thanks for the reply.

Not sure if you’d ever make one on spec., but if you do, I’d love to see it, compared to this rendition.

Again, fantastic work!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 1135 days ago

Interesting coversation guys. The bed is a more massive piece. That involves doing something different. Thinking outside our comfort zone? And yet it opens the door for you to envision what it will be like if sculpted? Was driving to see my non woodworking clients yesterday and saw a visually stunning love seat that was on the back of a PU truck. Hand carved rails! excellent workmanship and composition. Thought about your bed. It seems like you are thinking “outside the box.” Looking forward to where you are going. :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#15 posted 1135 days ago

what a great job greg, you certainly made this with your style and really cool carving features..thats what i love about custom work, there not getting something somebody else has..now they have an original..great work…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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