Solid Red Oak Bed

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Project by Ayala posted 821 days ago 2344 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 821 days ago

That is fantastic!!!!

Thanks for posting!
-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
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#2 posted 821 days ago

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

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 821 days ago

Very very impressive design & workmanship.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 821 days ago

wow, that is something else.

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#5 posted 821 days ago

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 821 days ago

Very nice…..

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#8 posted 820 days ago

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

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#9 posted 820 days ago

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

-- Jesus is ok with me

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#10 posted 820 days ago

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 820 days ago

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


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#12 posted 820 days ago

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 820 days ago

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#14 posted 820 days ago

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 820 days ago

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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