Oak Bed With A "TWIST"

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Project by KylesWoodworking posted 03-03-2012 02:57 AM 2869 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 So if you are on Instructables, please vote! Thanks!


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#1 posted 03-03-2012 03:02 AM

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

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 03:11 AM

Wow, very impressive

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 03:11 AM

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

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#5 posted 03-03-2012 06:16 AM

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

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-03-2012 10:06 AM

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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#7 posted 03-03-2012 01:39 PM

wow Kyle.. that’s incredible.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#8 posted 03-03-2012 03:10 PM

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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#9 posted 03-03-2012 10:24 PM

Thanks guys!

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



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#10 posted 03-04-2012 02:03 AM

Beautiful work!

-- Jesse --

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#11 posted 03-04-2012 02:06 AM

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#12 posted 06-07-2012 02:25 AM

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

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#13 posted 06-07-2012 02:46 AM

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

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.



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#14 posted 10-29-2012 02:36 PM

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

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#15 posted 07-22-2013 10:25 AM

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,

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