Quarter sawn oak mission panel bed

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Project by oldreddog posted 01-15-2013 12:47 AM 3018 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this bed for my new bride of just over 1 year for a christmas project / gift.
Since we combined houses and i just finished the shop over summer. With new and used tool additions and my recent work bench done I figured it was time to get busy. I found some ideas online and came up with this design.
Some material is recycled 1/4 sawn oak from some church pews, the rest was purchased at my local saw mill.
I am very fortunate to have a mill here in town that also has a kiln and does have a nice selection of all kinds of wood.
The bed is all quarter sawn oak with qt. sawn oak ply panels. All mortised and tenons on the foot and head boards.

A simple mission oak stain, then rubbed out with mineral spirits to get rid of some inconsistent spots and after drying and clear shellac finish.
I added 5/4 pine slats after adding a 1inch angle iron bracket along the bottom of the side rails.
This worked out very well for mattress support.
This was a true joy to build and I also had my father in law help with a little sanding. It really made him a proud to help out.

-- oldreddog

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#1 posted 01-15-2013 12:52 AM

A fine looking bed great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 12:53 AM


-- oldreddog

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#3 posted 01-15-2013 01:40 AM

Really beautiful work

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 06:28 AM

Great build. Great Bed!
Nicely done indeed.

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 04:35 PM

One beautiful and sturdy bed, a great project to be proud of.


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#6 posted 01-15-2013 08:35 PM

Wow that is a Cozy looking bed.Well done young sir. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 09:27 PM

I like it a lot. Great work.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#8 posted 01-16-2013 02:54 AM

thanks every one, I am now working on a mirror and matching night stand to go with this piece.
I fell blessed to be in your company thanks for letting me share this with you all.

-- oldreddog

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