|Project by Fraser Gandy||posted 04-21-2012 01:32 AM||5139 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a double sized Arts and Crafts style bed frame I made for my final project at college. This was a great learning experience for me and if I were to go back to the start of the build, there are definitely a few things I’d do differently. But, I’ll save that for future projects.
The stain is a custom colour matched stain from a sample of hardwood flooring I found. the stain came out a bit darker on the poplar, (as opposed to the oak flooring) and thats totally okay with me. The colour came out great.
The finishing guy from Finest Finishes sprayed and lacquered the bed for me for free, and my current boss at the time, paid for the stain and for Les’ (finishing guy) labour. I went into Les’ shop for a few days, did the pre-stain sanding, staining, then sanding between coats (two coats) of sealer. The bed was delivered after a day in his show room to wait out the lacquer smell.
The dresser in the last photo is the next project. Going to strip and re-finish the dresser to match the bed frame. The colour may not be exactly the same, as the dresser is made of maple and not poplar.
Overall, it was an amazing learning experience, and in the end, I have myself my first piece of furniture I can truly call my own.
I blogged the building process here. Feel free to check it out and comment however you like!
-- Drummer Gandy