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Oak Panel Bed (with Hidden Compartment)

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Project by Chris Davis posted 12-23-2011 02:56 PM 10685 views 22 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an oak bed that was designed by a customer. They took a standard flat panel headboard look and stretched it out to 8” deep. They wanted the middle grid to become a small bookshelf with LED lights. They wanted to leave the grid above the shelves flat. I came up with the idea to use the wasted space as a small hidden compartment. In the design the compartment was already there, I just needed to add a lift up top.

It is similar to the Gun bed built a few months ago:
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The drawer unit was a little different then my norm. It features 4 drawers on each side, on a single row. I made them look inset by adding the side rail on top, a base molding and dividers in between the drawers. The drawer boxes were dovetailed. Not shown in pictures (this is because I didn’t even have them at the time of the picture. My supplier dropped the ball).

I love the one piece look on how it turned out.

The customer sent me a carving to add to the foot board. They wanted it recessed, but how the carving was made made it almost impossible. With the trim framing around the foot board kept if from looking like it was just stuck on there.

Along the wall you see 4 doors. There are matching entry way double doors (2 sets) to match the bed.

Here are some building pictures:
Headboard frame
working on the doors
carving set in place
Test Fit

For more building pictures see my Current Projects link at wwbeds.com or poggyskids.com. See what we are doing live:
Click Here to watch a live view of the shop

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#1 posted 12-23-2011 03:03 PM

Wasn’t real sure what the carving was. Anybody have any Ideas?

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#2 posted 12-23-2011 03:28 PM

beautiful design expertly executed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 12-23-2011 03:29 PM

Can you provide a close up shot of it?

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 12-23-2011 04:13 PM

carving

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#5 posted 12-23-2011 04:27 PM

Nice bed. It always seen cool that the most simple lines of a piece, makes it come out beautiful piece of work.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#6 posted 12-23-2011 04:28 PM

Simpler is better.

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#7 posted 12-23-2011 04:30 PM

Truly spectacular, belongs in a five star hotel

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 12-23-2011 05:41 PM

Thanks Don and Tim.

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#9 posted 12-23-2011 06:17 PM

Great job on this, Chris.

Nice design.

Lee

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#10 posted 12-23-2011 08:42 PM

Love the footboard carving and bi-fold doors and especially the oak!

-- IT IS FUN TO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE ! ~ WALT DISNEY

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#11 posted 12-23-2011 11:44 PM

The carving looks to involve the 4 seasons from what I recognize

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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#12 posted 12-23-2011 11:53 PM

I wonder if it belongs to some culture or country?

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#13 posted 12-24-2011 02:58 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 12-24-2011 03:48 AM

Very nice, what size bed is that?

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#15 posted 12-24-2011 10:03 AM

Sweet !!!

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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