|Project by JackMoony||posted 10-09-2012 12:14 AM||2744 views||21 times favorited||15 comments|
Just completed this NEW bed. I used african mahogany and quartersawn walnut for the accents. I darkened the walnut with shellac and a combination of mission oak and black transtint dyes. The mahogany is finished with 4 coats of minwax “tung oil finish.”
I was inspired when I saw a similar bed at a furniture shop near my home. You know the story—saw it, loved it, decided I could build my own, drew it up, and woke up early the next morning to go wood shopping ;)
I learned tons. I’m a huge fan of Sketchup; it is such a great program. I got to really work out all the details before I made a single cut. And then I think it is so cool that the actual photo from the completed project looks so much like the drawing.
I tried new things on this project. I bought myself a lock mitre bit, and made the legs. I wanted to hide the lock miters on the top, so I cut rabbets on the tops and capped the legs with walnut. I really like how they came out.
The joinery is through tenons on the top crossbeams, on the lower crossbeams—are blind tenons. I tried out a Festool Domino and used dominoes to attach all the panels.
For those interested, here is a link to the model—http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=bd044c64bf5045c04dd78c9ddb65a22f&prevstart=0
-- Chris Wilder, Santa Cruz CA