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Project by gds posted 11-19-2011 07:43 PM 1596 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the bed I made out of 1-1/4” walnut with Carpathean Elm Burl Veneer. I took some of the ideas from other antiques we have in our home. The crosses are from a bed that my wife’s grandfather threw away in 1920. We found it in the mid 70’s above a chicken house where it had been for 55 years. I restored it for our daughter in the 90’s and copied the crosses from it. The last picture is of one of two night stands that I made a few years ago to go with the bed (if you want to see pictures of the night stands they are on my other projects).
The bed was finished first with medium Walnut Deftoil, then about 10 coats of de waxed shellac mixed 50/50 with denatured alcohol, then waxed with a dark Briwax.

-- garry, mn





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Beginningwoodworker

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#1 posted 11-19-2011 08:00 PM

Beautiful bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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AllenWoodWorking

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#2 posted 11-19-2011 08:05 PM

Beautiful Work…

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sras

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#3 posted 11-19-2011 10:45 PM

Looks like it should blend in well with other antiques. Wonderful pieces!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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TomFran

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#4 posted 11-20-2011 12:50 AM

Very nice work! Looks beautiful.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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jim1953

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#5 posted 11-20-2011 01:00 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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woodworm

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#6 posted 11-20-2011 02:08 AM

Beautiful!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Det

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#7 posted 11-20-2011 02:57 AM

Very nice work. That is something to be proud of.

-- Jim, Eagle Point, Oregon

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Dlow

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#8 posted 11-20-2011 04:19 AM

I see a bear and a woodchuck face in the center panel of your headboard, nice work.

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Lidiya Blaznina

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#9 posted 11-20-2011 04:46 PM

Great job!

-- Lidiya,Russia.http://www.reznoe.ru/

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Ken90712

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#10 posted 11-20-2011 06:08 PM

Great job a real beauty!

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

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grizzman

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#11 posted 11-20-2011 08:00 PM

i love walnut, and your bed and night stand are beautiful,,,thanks for sharing…

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

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kjetil

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#12 posted 11-20-2011 08:08 PM

great job!!!

-- kjetil

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griff

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#13 posted 11-21-2011 01:25 AM

Awesome build sir. it looks great.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#14 posted 11-21-2011 01:26 AM

uber awesome

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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g1hopper

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#15 posted 11-21-2011 07:00 PM

very nice

-- Steve, Omaha, NE

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