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Project by Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist posted 06-11-2011 08:11 PM 1715 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.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work





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#1 posted 06-11-2011 08:18 PM

looks good man!!!

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#2 posted 06-11-2011 09:02 PM

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

WW

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#3 posted 06-11-2011 09:09 PM

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

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#4 posted 06-11-2011 10:33 PM

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

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#5 posted 06-11-2011 11:55 PM

Bigger than a box, and more ??

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#6 posted 06-11-2011 11:59 PM

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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#7 posted 06-12-2011 12:47 AM

Very nice job

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#8 posted 06-12-2011 01:22 AM

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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#9 posted 06-12-2011 02:49 AM

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.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#10 posted 06-12-2011 05:03 AM

tee totally awesome

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#11 posted 06-12-2011 03:25 PM

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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#12 posted 06-12-2011 05:01 PM

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.

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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#13 posted 06-12-2011 05:27 PM

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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#14 posted 06-12-2011 05:54 PM

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 06-12-2011 08:46 PM

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

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