Princess Bella's Daybed

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Project by Chris Davis posted 04-05-2013 12:54 PM 3578 views 16 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has to be the widest daybed I’ve ever built. It is 12 1/2 feet wide and 8 feet tall. It goes from wall to wall and floor to ceiling. It was finished up in February 2013, but build over several months preceding that.

The Bed
I stared with a daybed with an arch front/top section. Inside has small bookcase built in, to utilize some of the wasted space behind the bookcases. Under the bed was the pull out trundle. The hardest part was coming up with a way that it could be disassembled and then assembed in the customer’s room with only 8’ ceilings.

The Bookcases
The bookcases are all the same. They are built in two parts so that they could be assembled without having to stand them up in the room (8’ ceiling restrictions).

I spent a lot of time on the trim making sure they align up nicely and ways to interfering with other parts.

The Doors
The doors were something that I spent a lot of time on. The have a panel insert from Outwater Plastics and then rope molding added.

The Finish
The finish is a white lacquer with an antiquing glaze. I put about 5 coat of undercoater and white lacquer to achieve a very slick finish as not to put too much of the glaze on the main parts of the bed. We wanted to highlights to really stand out.

Door inserts Outwater
Rope Molding and crown Cedar Creek

Building pictures
Base molding trim
Lower section
Upper Section
drawer front finising

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 01:13 PM

Now that is a daybed.


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#2 posted 04-05-2013 01:13 PM

that could be in the next room to the Cinderella’s carriage bed! Nice!

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#3 posted 04-05-2013 01:17 PM

I forgot to put on there. As soon as the customer sends me an installed picture, I’ll post it. So add this to your watch list.

Thanks for the comments.

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#4 posted 04-05-2013 01:25 PM

That’s the daybed of daybeds. Very nicely done and a wonderful presentation.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 04-05-2013 01:41 PM

That’s really awesome

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 04-05-2013 01:48 PM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 04-05-2013 02:17 PM

Impressive build!!

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#8 posted 04-05-2013 02:28 PM

Usually don’t check out “the furniture” projects on here but this one REALLY caught my eye. You created a real heirloom here Chris. Something you, the Princess and her future Princesses can be real proud of. EXCELLENT craftsmanship!!!

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#9 posted 04-05-2013 02:58 PM


-- Ride hard or go home~

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#10 posted 04-05-2013 05:07 PM


-- 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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#11 posted 04-05-2013 09:08 PM

great bed and work.

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#12 posted 04-05-2013 09:30 PM

The level of artistry and craftsmanship is superb! The fabrication is very well detailed. Spectacular work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#13 posted 04-05-2013 10:31 PM

Cool looking bed. Great job.

-- Have a great day.

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#14 posted 04-05-2013 10:52 PM

Super design and build ,great job.

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#15 posted 04-06-2013 11:48 AM

Nice work, a real beauty…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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