|Project by DonH||posted 01-22-2012 07:22 PM||1415 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This has been a surprisingly challenging project. The bed frames and all the footboard components are made from cherry while the inserts in the head board are quilted maple shop made book matched veneer framed with roasted maple. The caps on the bed posts are also roasted maple. Finish is cherry gel stain on cherry bits and polymerized tung oil over everything – no stain on head board inserts.
Entire project is hand cut mortice and tenons with power tools only used for rough dimensioning – router used for bevels on head and foot board insert panels.
Matching night tables are underway and should be ready soon. These are an interesting joinery exercise (I deliberatly made this project a challenge in that direction) and I will have a series of construction photos showing the details for those interested.
-- DonH Orleans Ontario