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Project by Ayala posted 01-20-2012 04:39 PM 2491 views 9 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sophmore year of high school (2009-2010), I decided to build a solid red oak queen size bed. The process was very tedious, but it was worth it at the end! Towards the end of the year I competed in a Technology Student Association competition, held in Waco, and I place 1st place and Best in State.

-- I may be a girl, but I can still wood work





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#1 posted 01-20-2012 04:43 PM

That is fantastic!!!!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The best woodworking show since the invention of wood.)

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#2 posted 01-20-2012 05:35 PM

Great Bed hard to believe it was a high school project.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 01-20-2012 05:41 PM

Very very impressive design & workmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 01-20-2012 05:56 PM

wow, that is something else.

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#5 posted 01-20-2012 07:28 PM

You have a bright future in woodworking.
Your teacher should be congratulated too. I’m sure he/she guided you and for fortunately had the time and patients to allow you work on such a large and complicated project.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#6 posted 01-20-2012 08:15 PM

Very nice…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#7 posted 01-20-2012 11:51 PM

Magestic

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 02:47 AM

All I can say is “WOW”!!!! So very impressive….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 03:34 AM

man what a beautiful bed this will be around for a long time, well done

-- Jesus is ok with me

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scrapstotreasures

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 03:58 AM

that is amazing craftsmanship for such a young age. Keep up the good work and you will go places.

-- I cut da board three times and its still too short!

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#11 posted 01-21-2012 05:25 AM

Very deserving of the awards! It is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 05:26 AM

Wow! This is awesome. I really need to re-think by bedroom suite I am beginning.

-- Bryan, South Carolina

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 06:14 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 01-21-2012 12:22 PM

Good looking project, impressive in both execution but especially ambitious scope! To be best in Texas at anything is really high praise, good on you.
Can you show/explain on the posts; mitered connections? Splines, biscuits, what method? Maybe a birds-mouth routed joint?

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#15 posted 01-21-2012 02:29 PM

nice. when I was in HS I made a gun case; basically a compartmentalized box with a piano hinge. They don’t even offer shop class in my area any longer. What I can’t understand is how a headboard wins a technology award… ;-)

-- Clay (Master Kindler) ~ Central VA

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