|Project by RobG73||posted 03-21-2013 01:29 PM||1237 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
The problem with creating a one of a kind bed is finding furniture to match it. Solution, create your own. The bed is posted as a separate project. I had some left over curly maple from the head and foot board panels; so naturally, I used it to create the night stands. A fraction taller than I was shooting for, but that can always be fixed later.
I used walnut for the night stands to match the bed. I also cut a long curve in the front legs of the stand for the same design feature on the bed posts. I was a little short on time so I made an open bay vice a drawer for the top section, and a bottom shelf for sundry items. The night stands rise an inch or so above the mattress. I can probably take an inch or so off the bottom of the legs to make the girly happy. Happy wife, happy life!
Everything is finished with special oil I got over in Germany. Naturehaus Hartol High Solid. The O in Hartol has the umlaut over it, otherwise it would be Hartoil. Great stuff and one coat was ample. We’ll see if I have the aptitude for a dresser next! Enjoy.
-- Civilize the mind, make savage the body