|Project by DancesWithBeers||posted 07-07-2012 04:48 AM||9302 views||21 times favorited||22 comments|
As my first big piece of furniture, I decided to copy this design for a bed:
There are a few small differences. Not having the exact dimensions for anything but the h-w-d meant I had to guess everything else from the pictures, but I didn’t want to copy it exactly anyway. There were some design details I went without or modified, such as the depth of the rail bevels and platform (in order to support a thicker mattress). Also, the one at DWR is made with manufactured wood covered in walnut veneer for the wide pieces, with dimensional lumber for the rest. I used solid walnut throughout to make repairs in the future less problematic.
I’ll probably knock back the finish (shellac followed by waterlox original) in the future to make it less glossy.