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Project by Craftsman on the lake posted 10-14-2012 03:18 AM 8750 views 15 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m finally posting the bed made for my daughter. It’s mostly black walnut with some rock maple and jatoba. The bed is floating. If you look at the video you’ll see the shadow cast by the bed that appears to be about 5 inches off the ground. It is ringed by LED lighting that has a remote control to strobe, flash, or blend light colors. The bed features a multi wood headboard with oriental accent on the top and a carving of an iris in walnut in the center panel. The platform ‘wings’ feature widened a tray routed depression near the head of the bed. You can see the entire blog of the build here.

This was a complex build for me and my first carving experience. All in all it came out pretty nicely I think.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.





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sandhill

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#1 posted 10-14-2012 03:39 AM

great job Nice design, excellent workmanship AA++ love it.

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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RussellAP

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#2 posted 10-14-2012 04:08 AM

I’d love a bed like that.

-- A positive attitude will take you much further than positive thinking ever will.

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Jamie Speirs

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#3 posted 10-14-2012 10:55 AM

That is nice in so many levels

Design, finish wood selection and

the lighting.

I’m looking at building a platform bed so all

inspiration is great.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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grizzman

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#4 posted 10-14-2012 12:17 PM

made my morning Dan, me and the wife sat here watching the bed strobe from one color to the next, very cool, you could start a line of these…im sure you would get sales…think it over…love the bed, your daughter is a lucky girl, to have such beauty early on and a bed for life, this will be her dads furniture gift for sure….great job, i love the oriental touch…grizz

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

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Richard

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#5 posted 10-14-2012 03:13 PM

I love the headboard! Great job!

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Granddaddy1

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#6 posted 10-14-2012 04:11 PM

Beautiful design and craftsmanship. Congratulations! Definitely a family heirloom.

-- Ron Wilson - maker of fine firewood!

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kiefer

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#7 posted 10-15-2012 12:12 AM

Lucky doughter and a great piece of design and craftsmanship .
That carved iris is just the right touch for this oriental style head board .

-- Kiefer 松

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patron

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#8 posted 10-15-2012 12:22 AM

a really stunning design
and build dan

very clean

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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gfadvm

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#9 posted 10-15-2012 01:42 AM

I have been anxiously awaiting the pics of the finished project with the lights on. It was worth the wait! Just outstanding. I have found 3 candidates for ‘dad of the year’ in projects posted tonight! How is the finger?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Craftsman on the lake

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#10 posted 10-15-2012 02:59 AM

gfadvm,

We’re fighting for the finger. It was determined that it was a splinter that started the problem. I’m on an antibiotic regimen through a picc line in my heart to fight it. the prognosis is that either the infection will be stemmed and the bone might regenerate or if not, an amputation will be needed. Might be till the end of the year till all is known for sure. Till then most activity, including the shop is on hold. Interestingly I made a case for my finger with this web page. It had the effect of mobilizing the medical people to try and save it. All on the page I either made or music I play…. some of these activities needs all fingers.

Thanks for inquiring and the kind comments about the bed.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 10-15-2012 03:07 AM

Thanks for the finger update and keep me posted. Its a sad fact, but you really have to actively manage your medical care as too many Drs. seem to be interested only in the $.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Craftsman on the lake

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#12 posted 10-15-2012 03:10 AM

Being proactive is right. I learned that long ago.. Be assertive and have no regrets later no matter how it goes.

and… Holy Sh-t.. I’m hanging in the top three for awhile. Now how the heck did that happen? What nuance of the secret formula put me there. Mysteries of the LJ universe!

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 10-15-2012 03:14 AM

A very well deserved Top 3!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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BillyJ

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#14 posted 10-15-2012 03:36 AM

Wow. Very beautiful. Awesome craftsmanship. Congrats on Top 3.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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exelectrician

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#15 posted 10-15-2012 08:06 PM

Wow on the lighting Wow on the carved bed. And a heartfelt prayer for your ailing finger, get well quickly LJ.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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