|Project by rustednail||posted 02-07-2012 01:31 AM||3181 views||9 times favorited||11 comments|
We were given a photo of a bed and side table that was built buy another craftsman and asked if we could build something similar for a full size bed. The large posts for the bed were a key feature he wanted to have and of course the largest posts we have in stock are reclaimed 4”x4”s not the 6”x6” he wanted. So we ended up buying new 4”x4” lumber and wrapping the reclaimed boards around it with mitered edges to appear as a solid 6”x6” reclaimed post. The boards used for this were reclaimed pine from a barn and house. The larger boards are 2”x 6” mortise and tenon into the posts. The post caps were an issue as to what would look best, something small and simple or something larger and built up. what we chose caps that have mitered edges and wrap around the top of the post, glued into place.( Seems to be working out just fine) The finish is Danish oil with 4 coats of gloss Polyurethane.
The side table needed to be real simple, rustic and match the bed frame. It ended up being made out of the left over pieces from the bed frame, with a solid top and 2”x2” legs. This was our first attempt at building a drawer with out mechanical slides. The drawer has side mounted tongue and grooves and slides perfectly. The finish is the same as the bed Danish Oil and Poly.
-- Jeff Burke, Calhoun Ga, www.therustednail.com