Unfinished Cedar Bed

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Project by griff posted 03-03-2008 03:49 AM 1876 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres the bed I`m building for my sawyer and his wife.
I`v assembled it for final sanding and for fixing the slats . I hope to finish ,deliver and set up this week.
On this one I made raise panel head and foot boards.
I don’t have a lathe or even know anyone who does, so for the round stock I stacked and glued 3”x3” and cut all corners at 45 degrees and finished up with a hand plane. really enjoyed that part of it.
Its amazing to me at the color change that will happen when I put the finish on it.
Hope you enjoy.

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

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#1 posted 03-03-2008 03:55 AM

Very nice looking bed. I am anxious to see the final piece. Nice job rounding over the pieces by hand.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 03-03-2008 04:07 AM

wow that looks good. the knots add a sort of old and cozy look to it. i can’t wait to see it finished

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#3 posted 03-03-2008 04:07 AM

That is a beautiful job. I happen to be doing a redwood box right now. When I finished it with Tung oil it just brought out all the best in the wood. I know your bed will turn out remarkable when finished!! As trifern mentioned the handy work getting the rounds on your bed is great. Nothing like letting a few curls fly ‘eh?

-- --Chuck

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#4 posted 03-03-2008 04:57 AM

Very nice bed Bruce. You are becoming an expert at these. The raised panels add a nice touch to the piece.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#5 posted 03-03-2008 06:47 AM

That is a beauty – I can’t wait to see it with the finish applied. I wonder how sturdy the Cedar will be, for a bed? I really like the cedar and if it will hold up to the stress of a bed, I just might to have to give it a go. One thing about it – the bed will always smell good :-))

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#6 posted 03-03-2008 10:06 AM

Looking good, great design. I am about to start one for my grandaughter. How long has it taken you so far?.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 03-03-2008 02:28 PM

Thanks Yall for the great comments.
Cajunpen I feel like the cedar will hold up great,

Grumpy I Dont really know how many hours I worked on it, but the better part of six days. maybe would not have taken so long if it had not been for all them measure once cut three times. I get in a hurry, something I need to work on, but its hard for me to change nature.

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

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#8 posted 03-03-2008 06:27 PM

WOW … Awesome bed !!

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#9 posted 03-07-2008 02:44 AM

I think the sawyers wife is going to very pleased, which might mean more deals in the future. Its looking great.

-- Andy Stark

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#10 posted 03-07-2008 03:02 AM

looks like a nice place to sleep…

-- making sawdust....

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