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Mahogany Bed - Queen Sized

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Project by jackmoony posted 10-09-2012 12:14 AM 2657 views 21 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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#1 posted 10-09-2012 01:05 AM

Very nice, love the drawing too

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#2 posted 10-09-2012 01:18 AM

Great looking Mahogany Bed. Nice work!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 10-09-2012 01:21 AM

I like it. The Through tenons cut at an angle are pretty cool.

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#4 posted 10-09-2012 01:40 AM

Very nice design Love the mix of Japanese and Arts & Crafts. The wood choice is great as well.

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#5 posted 10-09-2012 01:50 AM

I dig it! Added to the favorites for inspiration.

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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#6 posted 10-09-2012 01:58 AM

Did U remember to upload it to SketchUp so we all can build one? Put it up on 3D Warehouse

Awesome work, by the way. You have my respect.

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#7 posted 10-09-2012 02:25 AM

Good looking bed !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#8 posted 10-09-2012 04:44 AM

Nice work it looks super.

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#9 posted 10-09-2012 06:50 AM

Hi Everyone! Thanks for all your kind comments. They are much appreciated.

-- Chris

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#10 posted 10-09-2012 12:53 PM

Thats a very nice style. Well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#11 posted 10-09-2012 01:20 PM

Great looking bed and well done…..

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

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#12 posted 10-09-2012 01:21 PM

Beautiful – great design and craftsmanship – well done!!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#13 posted 10-09-2012 10:43 PM

Very nice design!

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#14 posted 09-29-2015 06:20 PM

Bed looks great! How did you do the posts for the legs?

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#15 posted 10-04-2016 06:34 AM

To make the legs, I used a miter lock bit on the 3/4” mahogony. I used poplar for the core of the leg. To cap off the legs, I rabbeted out the mahogony at the tops of the legs (about 1/2 inch, so that the miter locks seams are removed at the end) then glued in the walnut caps.

-- Chris

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