|Project by ShaneA||posted 10-26-2011 04:53 AM||2201 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
Twin bed for my daughter. First “big girl” bed, keep it at grandma’s house.
Made of walnut and maple. M/T joinery, with walnut dowels pegged thru the joints. I used Rockler’s mortise bed hardware. The exact name escapes me now. However, it was the first time I had tried to mortise into end grain. What a pain. Luckily it isnt seen, because they kind of look like a beaver chewed them in. I am not sure what type of maple it is, I think I grabbed it out of the pacific coast figured bin. But, when I think of figured maple, this isnt what I visualize. I resawed the panels, first project using my Rikon BS. I like the way the maple looks, whatever type of maple it is.
The bed was basically made as a trial run, I plan to make a king size one for our home. It will contain three panels instead of the two on the twin. I plan to use more of this maple with ribboned mahogany for that one. The design came from a picture the Mrs found on a custom built website. Since I cant afford 4K for his version, I will make my own. Isnt that one reason to be a woodworker?