Mission Bed

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I just finished this for SWMBO. I used white oak.

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 2328 days ago

Hi Jeff,

I really enjoy mission style furniture. You did a good job with this bed. The curved rails and carvings add nice details to the piece. Did you cut individual mortises in the headboard and footboards?

How did you finish the piece?

Nice job and thanks for the post.

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

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#2 posted 2328 days ago

That looks fantastic.

-- Billp

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Chris Davis

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#3 posted 2328 days ago

I like that. I love mission style furniture. I haven’t thought of doing side rails with cutouts like that. Great job jeff.

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#4 posted 2328 days ago

Great job! Are those carving on the side and end?

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

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#5 posted 2328 days ago

Beautiful job on the Mission bed! How is your inner frame built or are you using a metal frame and the Mission frame sits around it?

God Bless Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 2327 days ago

I used plans from “The Complete Bedroom” which I altered to soften the look. It was carved with the CMT router carver. The bed sits on the floor right now to allow our old dog to jump up on it but cleats can be added to elevate the box springs if needed. The plans included a jig which creates wide dados in the top and bottom rails to accept the slats- the two rails are then glued up to create the mortises. This makes for a very massive bed; it takes two to carry even the foot board. I finifhed it with 3 coats of gel stain and two coats of poly. We are in the process of moving to Santa Fe, NM so I am now packing up the shop. The house I just made an offer on has a 1500 sq. ft. shop (yeah baby!). I will post pics if I get it. Wish me luck!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#7 posted 2327 days ago

Great job Jeff. Beautiful oak & nice finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 2327 days ago

The bed looks great, Looks like a lot of work.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 2299 days ago

Beautiful looking bed. You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 2202 days ago

Thats a nice looking Bed.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#11 posted 2164 days ago

I love your bed, I hope to be making a bed soon too, thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#12 posted 1773 days ago

Beautifully done.

-- Daniel R. Locaputo

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#13 posted 1773 days ago

I see this has been around for a long time but still deserves a”great job”

-- Custom furniture

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#14 posted 1624 days ago

very nice version. Are those carvings or applique’s?

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