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Project by Darrell Peart posted 08-20-2012 07:29 PM 4331 views 29 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There was no bed originally designed for the Thorsen House. As a part of my involvement with “Friends of the Thorsen House” (I am on the board of directors) – I designed and built a bed to be used by the students living there. The plan is that the students will replicate my design and eventually populate all the rooms with this bed.
The bed is a rather simple, but designing it gave me fits. It needed to be simple enough for the students to build but had to blend well with the house as well. I borrowed the scroll pattern in the center panel from the taboret and plant stands of the Thorsen House.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 08-20-2012 07:38 PM

Absolutely magnificent! Your are the true master of the Greene and Greene style and one hell of a craftsman. When is your new book coming out? Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-20-2012 07:45 PM

Bl**dy marvelous….

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#3 posted 08-20-2012 07:45 PM

So there are students living in the Thorsen house, and they’re going to be doing reproductions?

Is there someplace I can read about this program?

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Darrell Peart

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#4 posted 08-20-2012 08:05 PM

HillybillyShooter – the new book should be out next spring.
Jon – the Thorsen House has been a fraternity since 1943 – the students go to UC Berkeley.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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#5 posted 08-20-2012 08:05 PM

Darrell, what a beautiful job, this will be a perfect bed for them to learn and build, what a marvelous way to have your design celebrated, one in every bedroom , as already mentioned by others, your skills and ability are bar none, and are here for many to be inspired by.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#6 posted 08-20-2012 08:44 PM

Looks great, really really nice, but, those must be some really short students!!!!!!!!

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sb194

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#7 posted 08-20-2012 09:02 PM

Darrell, as usual your design blends perfectly with the G&G style. I am a big fan of your work and the G&G style. Looking forward to your new book. Is your bed design going to be available for purchase or anything like that?

Sean

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#8 posted 08-20-2012 09:27 PM

Masterful design work. That will be a perfect compliment to the house.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#9 posted 08-20-2012 10:46 PM

Darrell Isn’t this a little short for students ? LOL Beautiful design and very nice workmanship.

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Richforever

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#10 posted 08-20-2012 10:50 PM

Lovely! Thanks for posting.

-- Rich, Seattle, WA

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Darrell Peart

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#11 posted 08-20-2012 11:05 PM

Yes – its a bit short but I was running out of long boards and really did not think anyone would notice.
I am not sure if this piece will go in my portfolio or not – it will be the subject of an upcoming article for Popular Woodworking though ( project article).

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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Woodbridge

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#12 posted 08-20-2012 11:58 PM

great bed. Your work is amazing. I look forward to reading the article in PW.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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DocSavage45

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#13 posted 08-21-2012 12:36 AM

Another “Wow” piece sir. What publisher?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Darrell Peart

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#14 posted 08-21-2012 12:49 AM

The article will be in Popular Woodworking.

-- Darrell Peart - Seattle - www.furnituremaker.com - author G&G Design Elements for the Workshop

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abie

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#15 posted 08-21-2012 01:07 AM

the students play on the peewee football team..LOL
Great bed design. another reason for me to visit the house.
I feel remiss , since I live soo soo close. pass it often going to the football games at CAL
Go Bears,...

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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