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Oak Panel Bed (with Hidden Compartment)

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Project by Chris Davis posted 973 days ago 6691 views 20 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:
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Chris Davis

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#1 posted 973 days ago

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

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Woodbridge

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#2 posted 973 days ago

beautiful design expertly executed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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mmh

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#3 posted 973 days ago

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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Chris Davis

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#4 posted 973 days ago

carving

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Eagle1

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#5 posted 973 days ago

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 973 days ago

Simpler is better.

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doncutlip

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#7 posted 973 days ago

Truly spectacular, belongs in a five star hotel

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Chris Davis

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#8 posted 973 days ago

Thanks Don and Tim.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 973 days ago

Great job on this, Chris.

Nice design.

Lee

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Lou Scott

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#10 posted 973 days ago

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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Jim

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#11 posted 973 days ago

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

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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Chris Davis

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#12 posted 973 days ago

I wonder if it belongs to some culture or country?

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jim1953

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#13 posted 973 days ago

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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eebdoow

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#14 posted 973 days ago

Very nice, what size bed is that?

-- Chris, Oak Grove, MO

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Moron

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#15 posted 972 days ago

Sweet !!!

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

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