Shaker Queen Sized Bed

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Project by Andrew Duprey posted 864 days ago 1443 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife asked me to make a shaker style bed that combined features from different examples she found on the internet. This was my first time turning, and while each leg is a little different, I am still very pleased with the overall outcome.

The bed is finished with 3 coats of amber shellac and beeswax.

-- ~Drew~

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#1 posted 864 days ago

Very nice job on this bed. Looks like a traditional Shaker design. Nice craftsmanship throughout. Thanks for the post.

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#2 posted 864 days ago

Nice work for sure and after looking at this comfortable bedding I need a nap…BC

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#3 posted 864 days ago

I love the simple elegance of the design and construction. Beautiful and practical go a long way in my book!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 posted 864 days ago

Beautiful bed!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 864 days ago

I was just looking at a very similar bed to this in a book called Making Authentic Shaker Furniture. It was four post but very similar. I think you’ve done a great job of executing an elegant design. Is the construction such that the bed can be taken apart?

-- Mike, Western New York

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#6 posted 863 days ago

Very nice. I like your method of holding the slats in place.

-- JohnnyB - - Sometimes determination can substitute for skill.

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