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Project by Chris Davis posted 08-04-2011 01:56 PM 2214 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a reproduction of a platform bed that I normally order in (example). The last pictures shows the original. This customer wanted some storage drawers. Instead of modifying the stocked version, we built it from scratch. I love the design it is a clean look to it. The pedestal is a 12 drawer Captain's unit with a door kit on the end. Since it was a dark colors we used MDF on the platform support, everything else was maple.

The color was mixed to match the orginal. It is a dye stain, followed by a wiping stain and the the finish coats of lacquer.

I have built a king version of this in a custom color:
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Here is some raw video of the build
Davis Cut/Rip
Davis Prep
Davis Drawers
Davis Sanding
Davis sanding
wwbeds shop 05/03/11 01:04PM
Davis headboard
Davis Upper Cut/Rip

Some building pictures
Chris routeing headboard parts
Headboard stands
headboard being assembled
Headboard

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:



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Lee A. Jesberger

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#1 posted 08-04-2011 03:52 PM

Hi Chris,

Nice job on this.

I watched the video on you ripping the plywood. I noticed you don’t use a splitter. I know you’re a professional and all but I’ve seen plenty of pros hurt by a kickback. Guys that would say I’ve been doing this for 30 years with no problem. It only takes a split second for things to go very wrong. Like when you’re bringing the cut pieces back across the spinning blade.

Food for thought.

Lee

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Chris Davis

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#2 posted 08-04-2011 05:45 PM

Thanks Lee. You are right about that. Thanks for the warning.

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