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Project by Brent Livingwell posted 716 days ago 2770 views 28 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Maple Captains bed for a local customer. 4 large drawers on the bottom and a bookcase head board in the back.
Lots of good wood working challenges. Bed was installed in a basement and all the parts needed to be able to fit in a tight staircase.
Dovetailed drawers with non traditional clover dovetails.
Stained the white maple with a dye and then a gel stain.
Notice the bedside reading table in the last picture.
If you are going to build something similar, send me an email and I will tell you more about the drawer system, quite simple, and no need to reinvent the wheel.

Happy Building

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is not...do it again.





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 716 days ago

Nice touches, can it be disassembled as in modular? The headboard has a shelf and clearace under it? Did you design the headboard? Been thinking about similar project that provides functional and decorative features for my bed. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 716 days ago

Well done I like the DoveTails… Incra? Great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Michael Wilson

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#3 posted 716 days ago

That’s gorgeous. Probably a good 8-10 years beyond my skill level. But I’m gonna try and fake it nonetheless.

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#4 posted 715 days ago

A very nice build! Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 715 days ago

SeXy!!

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JoeinDE

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#6 posted 715 days ago

That is why you are a professional and I am a hobbyist. :-)
That would take me about three years of shop time. I really like the build and I have been contemplating a build like this (significantly less complex) for some time. If you are at liberty to say, how much did you spend on materials?

-- A bad craftsmen blames his cheap #$%ing tools

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Brent Livingwell

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#7 posted 715 days ago

Yes, it can be disassembled for moving but it is a beast. There is storage behind the pillow area as well as the open space and two doors. There are doors on the side to access the midde storage area. The materials were between $800 and $1000. Took about three weeks. The drawers are flush fit with without a false front. Dovetails were cut on a leighd24.
Materials are maple ply for the case, solid maple trim and drawer fronts and solid beech
Thx

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is not...do it again.

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