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Thorsen Inspired Bed

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Project by newplane posted 06-21-2011 08:00 PM 1394 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When the Army moved us from North Carolina to Germany the panel bed that I had made six years earlier did not fare so well during the transit. I decided to break down the wood and try to make a bed from what I could harvest from the original. I really liked the Thorsen table challenge (Picture #2)that a lot of members from this site participated in and plan on making one after our next change of station to Hawaii. I did my best with the materials that I could salvage and I was not able to get all of the small details to work such as grain direction and defects. Overall I am pleased with design; I still have some leg toppers to put on it but wanted to post some pictures. I stained it with Fumed Light Oak aniline Water Dye with five coats of shellac, followed by wax after the shellac was dry. I made a lot of mistakes that became “Design Elements” throughout the bed. I am not 100% sure if I like the overall flow of the bed from the side panels to the center panel. I wanted to turn the side panels parallel instead of vertical but the size of wood that I had to work with dictated that they go vertical. I would be interested in making this bed again with fresh material and to change some elements within the overall design. Thanks for looking, and have a blessed day friends. Comments and critiques are welcome.
P.S.
This bed was completed over a very, very, very long time with a patient wife. The build spanned over 15 months with a deployment to Iraq thrown in for good measure. Hopefully it makes it to our next duty assignment in one piece.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!





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sarahss

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#1 posted 06-21-2011 09:12 PM

I think it looks great—and thank you (and your wife) for your service!

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#2 posted 06-21-2011 09:26 PM

I like the frame and the table, great job!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 10:28 AM

Well done….

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Richard

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 12:55 PM

Oh, Yes!
Craftsman style with a twist of Oriental effect on the rim… shaken not stirred.
This is great, Michael!

Thanks for your service, by the way. Appreciate you and yours.
Former Airman on this end.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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#5 posted 06-22-2011 01:30 PM

All of this looks great and it’s very well done.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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newplane

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#6 posted 06-22-2011 04:31 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments…
Wiggy—Ya it does have a bit of oriental flair to it doesn’t it I think it turned out alright.

-- Dont just dream it, get up and live it!

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