Oak Mission Bed

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Project by ScottAlan posted 12-31-2011 05:37 PM 1699 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an oak, mission, queen bed frame I made for my girlfriend’s spare bedroom. She wanted it dark so I stained it with Georgian Cherry oil stain. The frame is all mortise and tenon joinery.

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#1 posted 12-31-2011 07:06 PM

Great looking bed

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#2 posted 12-31-2011 10:55 PM

That is way more ambitious than anything I have attempted so far. Wonderful work.

-- Jen ~ Happiness is being covered in sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-01-2012 07:08 AM

A very fine looking bed ,well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 06:15 AM

awesome work!! did u have a plan if so where can i find it

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#5 posted 01-05-2012 06:59 AM

Thanks for the kind words. A couple years ago, I picked up a book that had Mission furniture plans. I bought it because many of the projects looked different than the mainstream mission that is in every other book. The book is:

Popular Mechanics Company
Mission Furniture: How To Make It
(Parts I, II & III Complete)
1980 Dover Publications

This book is a reprint of the originals from 1909, 1910 and 1912.

This bed is included on page #208. I was struck when I saw it by the clean, horizontal lines of the piece. Most modern mission stuff I see has lots of vertical lines and rectangles. This one looked different. I had to heavily modify the dimensions from the original plans. The old plans were meant for a bed with just a mattress. I had to make accommodations for the modern day height of a box spring and mattress (and thick fluffy bedding). Also the length and width had to be adjusted.

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 04:51 PM

awesome job! very classy

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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