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Project by nat42 posted 2314 days ago 1020 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I promised my daughter a bed for her birthday in september when she was turning 26

I finished the bed Decenber 2007 she had just turned 33

it was not my fault I just could not find the right wood, I could not find the right plan I was not sure of the size. I had a whole lot of other projects I had to do first….

I was given a drawing of a bed I was told that it had to be a double bed and if i did not finish it in one month she would talk to her MOM.

I started at the end of November. I had found some local oak with a lovely grain like silky oak a bit warp but able to plane.

It turned out as she wanted it

No 3 was the picture I copyed from

Mom love me

-- Nathan South Afirica

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#1 posted 2314 days ago

posted wrong photo that was the one I was givin to copy

-- Nathan South Afirica

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#2 posted 2314 days ago

Hi Nate,

This is a really nice bed. I like mission style furniture and you did well on this. How did you finish it?

I know what you mean about finding just the right set of circumstances for starting a project. :)

My wife is still waiting for the mantle I promised her for Christmas several years ago. She often lets me know that I would have time to do it if I didn’t spend so much time on this site. (She is probably right).

But you got it done in the end, your daughter is happy with her bed, and Momma is happy with you as well. Sounds like a happy ending for everyone. Now what is next? I am sure that you have been given another project or two to work on since you are between jobs right now? :)

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 2314 days ago

Very nice bed, exelent work. Are you going to make bedside tables to match, or is that for next year.

Thanks for the pics very nice.

-- Hope Never fails

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#4 posted 2314 days ago

It looks great, I bet your happy it is finaly done.

I also made statements of project completion to my wife about a bed like this… I said If you let me buy the tools I’ll make you a bed.. that was last year she is still waiting. But I’ll take the blame.. your funny “it was not my fault” <grin> sounds like my brother’s kids (since i don’t have any :). I wont go on a rant about personal responsibility here since this is not a forum for it <giggle> .. I am just poking fun so don’t take me to seriously please. It really is a great looking bed.

What did you use for the platform?

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#5 posted 2314 days ago

Looks like it was worth the wait!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#6 posted 2314 days ago

Thanks guys for your kind words this is the first time I posted anything on the web

I am abit stupid I was so taken by the comments I let my daughter read them she now wants
bedside tables

I used a clear varnish and the base is chipboard

-- Nathan South Afirica

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#7 posted 2314 days ago

Welcome Nathan. You have found the right place for woodworking. A great group of people willing to help. looks like you are now commented to making those bedside tables. Looking forward to see more photo’s of your projects and comments. Have fun and work safe.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#8 posted 2314 days ago

Great looking bed. Get started on those tables.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#9 posted 2314 days ago

I love the lines of the bed, it keeps the eye moving and enjoying the piece.

-- Stuart, North Dakota

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#10 posted 2314 days ago

Looks like the time paid off…nice work!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#11 posted 2313 days ago

It looks good. How did you finish it?

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#12 posted 2309 days ago

Fantastic job Nathan! Great woodworking equals enduring artwork sometimes.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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