|Project by Rickterscale||posted 02-10-2012 06:42 PM||3339 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
Like any vigorous red blooded JumberJock, when my wife tells me she wants me to spice things up in bed, I head straight for the workshop.
This is the final piece of the bedroom set I’ve been posting. (Sorry for the small pics – the originals were in lost to the dirtbag thief who stole my laptop). It is made up of 5/4 African mahogany (and either 10/4 or 12/4 legs) with veneered panels of pomelle sapele. Plans come from Popular Mechanics’ 100th Anniversary series published a number of years ago. I modified the size (Cal. King) and spacing and size of the rails, stiles ad veneered panels. I also made the headboard taller so you can see the veneered panels when my wife’s pillows are piled up there. This was my first attempt at veneering, and it came out pretty well with no problems. All mortise and tenon joinery, with the exception of the hardware for attaching the bed support to the legs. I used slats of poplar so there is no box spring.
Finish is 5 or 6 coats Waterlox Original.