|Project by canadacooler||posted 05-20-2012 07:42 PM||2076 views||7 times favorited||9 comments|
I built this project a while ago and am now just getting around to posting it, this is bedroom suite with a king sized bed for our master bedroom, it is made using eastern tiger maple for the tops and legs and headboard, and walnut for the the rest. The bed pedestal is made using western maple. The center of the headboard and tops of the night tables are two bookmatched pieces of eastern tiger maple with the cutoff from the headboard used on the night tables. I was lucky to find some figured walnut for the morror. The bed sides are 2×6 walunt witch were very hard to find in my neck of the woods at that time. The joinery of the face frames is mortise and tennon, biscuits are used for the glue up of tops and sides . All the drawers are dovtailed and have full extention ball bearing drawer glides mounted on the bottom of the drawers. I made the drawer pulls using tiger maple. I have always hated taking beds apart to move them, so the bed (including the pedestal) is totally assembled with quick release hardware, meaning no tools are required to take the complete bed apart and move it, it only takes about ten minutes. This was a very time consuming and fun project, but it was very hard to store the completed pieces in my workshop while they waited for varnish finishing. Speaking of the finish there is approximately 6 coats of hand cloth applied oil.
Thankyou for looking