|Project by WoodenSoldier||posted 03-02-2013 09:14 PM||4301 views||43 times favorited||15 comments|
Finally finished the bed that I was working on. I started it almost a year ago and then got distracted by other projects. The frame is solid sapele and the head board panels are sapele plywood. I’m mostly happy with it, though in retrospect I kind of wish that I had chosen a contrasting wood for the panels to make it a little bolder. Maybe in a couple years I’ll move this one to the guest bedroom and make a new one for my bedroom.
I used the Rockler knock-down bed hardware to fasten the legs to the headboard and foot board so taking it apart is a cinch. I’m actually amazed at how solid the whole thing is, it doesn’t wobble or shake a bit. I put .5” walnut dowels through the rails to give the screws that hold the hardware something to bite into better than the end grain. The curves were all cut on the bandsaw, then cleaned up with a pattern bit on the router. Finished with an oil/urethane mix and paste wax.
The design was inspired by (some might even say a copy of) Alin Dobra’s King size bed.
Next thing I’ve got to do is start making night stands to go with it.
Thanks for looking!
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