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Oak Bed With A "TWIST"

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 872 days ago 2281 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this oak bed frame to complete my bedroom set. The original design was from wood magazine Issue 187 November 2008:

But I didn’t really like the pencil-posts or canopy top, then I found a video from St Pierre Woodworking on how to make the spiral legs.

To make the legs round, I made this simple jig for the router:

After I laid out the spiral lines and drilled the holes, I used an angle grinder to grind the spiral in the legs.

Then I turned the tops of the posts on the lathe, which was my first time using the lathe. After the bed was complete I stained and polyurethane it to match my bedroom set. I hung the legs up so it would be easier to finish:

Here are some more completed pictures:

Thanks for looking!
P.S. I am entering this in the furniture contest on Instructables.com So if you are on Instructables, please vote! Thanks!

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking





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cabmaker

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#1 posted 872 days ago

Nice,Nice you earned a merit badge on that one for sure

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#2 posted 872 days ago

Wow, very impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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groovy_man_6

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#3 posted 872 days ago

Oh my god, DUDE, THAT IS AMBITION! Very nicely done and your effort is amazing.

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KylesWoodworking

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 872 days ago

That’s great a really unique approach to making the twist too

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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michelletwo

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#6 posted 872 days ago

wow you did a great job on the posts..thanks for sharing your methods. Great job

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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Roger

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#7 posted 871 days ago

wow Kyle.. that’s incredible.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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lew

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#8 posted 871 days ago

Wow, Kyle!!

You sure do put your touch to everything you make!

I cannot begin to imagine how much sanding those post must have taken!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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KylesWoodworking

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#9 posted 871 days ago

Thanks guys!

Lew,
Yes, that was the worst part, lots of dust!

Kyle

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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#10 posted 871 days ago

Beautiful work!

-- Jesse --

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KylesWoodworking

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Bill St.Pierre

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#12 posted 776 days ago

Great job Kyle, I wish you lived closer to me I need a good woodworker to help me in my shop.
Bill St.Pierre

-- Bill St.Pierre@St.Pierre Woodworking.com

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KylesWoodworking

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#13 posted 776 days ago

Thanks Bill! Without your video, I would have never made the legs like this.

Johnathan,
Thanks! There was LOTS of dust! I had to wear safety glasses, dust mask, and a face shield and I still was getting dust in my eyes!

Yes, the holes were used for both, but mainly a depth gauge. Check out Bill’s video from St. Pierre Woodworking on YouTube and you can see how it is done.

~Kyle

-- http://www.kyleswoodworking.com http://www.facebook.com/kyleswoodworking

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ajmal604

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#14 posted 631 days ago

We have many quality furniture.oak beds
Which is very lasting able, chief prize and so nice looking.

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#15 posted 366 days ago

Great Work! Thanks for the link to ‘Instructables’. I would have voted for the bed had I seen it in time. I was not with Lumberjocks back then. Thanks for the info.

-- John, Illinois, http://OakHillWoodCreations.com

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