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Project by Weth posted 574 days ago 2417 views 7 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the bed that I completed today 12/28/2012.

It is based on the Popular Mechanics 100 Year Anniversary Bed.

Notes about the build:
Nice looking beds are difficult to find. Many designs are too bland or too ornate. It is hard to find simple beauty. When I showed this plan to my wife, she and I both knew this was the type of furniture we wanted in our home. Originally, I was planning to build this for our master bedroom. Throughout the process, our 4 year old loved it so much we decided to make it for him instead.

This is the 1st piece that I have made. I learned a lot during the process. I still have much to learn.

Owner: Joshua H. (4 years of age)

Changes to original plan. Many of the changes are for function and cost.
- Changed solid mahogany to 1/16” veneers over pine.
- Lengthened head board from 32” to 43” to accommodate stacked pillows. (saw this issues in another forum)
- Reduced foot board from 22” to 21” to accommodate long people
- Changed Pomele Sapele panels to Maple for color contrast
- Changed top rails from Mahogany to Birdseye Maple. (Boards also had some curl in it)
- Delete Wenge feet. Who will see them?
- Delete Wenge square side applications. Covered by bed spread.
- Change to Amazon pre made slats
- Extended width from 60” to 61”. Wife request and accommodates amazon slats.
- Delete Bed post chamfers.
- Changed from 5” bed hangers to 4”. Looking for one with offset hooks that I missed getting the 5” ones.
- Changed finish from Waterlox sealer/finish to Boiled Linseed oil base and Oil based polyurethane. Final coat was cut 50% to avoid brush marks.

Notes on Purchases
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0042GBPL6/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00 This used to be $69. It was a steal except for the fact they were 1” too long.

Original Plan (I had to print each page from google docs.)
http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/how-to-plans/woodworking/1273341
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0Bzy2bpIrmzK_M01CUXl0ZmpldTA

The same bed on Lumberjocks
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/76368

Original Designer
http://nealbarrettwoodworking.com/index.html

Special thanks to: Doug Eckstrand (Denver Colorado)

Thanks for looking

-- Weth





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PaulLL

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#1 posted 574 days ago

Nice work!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 574 days ago

Very nice looking work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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a1Jim

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#3 posted 574 days ago

Super looking bed ,very nice work.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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pintodeluxe

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#4 posted 574 days ago

Nice bed, well done indeed.

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

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Weth

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#5 posted 574 days ago

Thank you for all the comments.

-- Weth

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sawdustmaster

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#6 posted 574 days ago

Great looking bed and nice modifications. I will say though that Waterlox makes a super finish; durable and tung oil inclusive.

-- --Now we are surrounded sir. "Excellent private, now we can attack in any direction."

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 574 days ago

Great job on that beautiful bed. That quilted birdseye is spectacular! Hard to believe this is your first. Looks very professional!

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

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SteveA

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#8 posted 574 days ago

Very nice indeed!. I like the increase in headboard height (wish I would’ve done the same).

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jaysonic

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#9 posted 574 days ago

I really like that!

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