King Size Bed

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Project by Branden Huth posted 04-09-2013 at 07:21 PM 4641 views 13 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I purchased the lumber for this bed shortly after returning from a deployment to Afghanistan. The wood sat in the garage for about 9 months before I even made a cut. I kept telling my wife that the lumber was acclimating to the garage. I didn’t have any plans on paper but I had a basic design in my head and this is pretty close to what I had envisioned. I chose to use walnut and 3 different types of maple (Ambrosia, Curly, Birdseye). You may be able to tell from the pictures that I alternated each kind of maple in the head and footboard. It is all mortise and tennon joinery. The only store bought hardware I used was for the bedrails. No pocket screws, no nails and no brads. Overall I am happy with the outcome and I know that it is the only one in the world like it.


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#1 posted 04-09-2013 at 07:25 PM

Really awesome build. Thanks for your service.

-- 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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#2 posted 04-09-2013 at 07:27 PM

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 at 07:37 PM

It looks great, love the use of wood!

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#4 posted 04-09-2013 at 07:38 PM

Lots of good design features. Turned out great.

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#5 posted 04-09-2013 at 07:39 PM

Thanks for your service man. I have a brother in the Marines and am greatful to all service personel. Secondly your skills are sick. If leaving the wood sit for 9 months turns into this you may want to consider a year next time and it’ll be published in wood magazine. Beautiful bed seriously nice

-- mike c

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#6 posted 04-09-2013 at 08:09 PM

Thanks everyone. Nakedjoinery Dude, I may have to take your advice it may be a year until the wife lets me back out into the garage.


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#7 posted 04-09-2013 at 10:01 PM

I love this bed! Great use of the wood, great design and looks like quality work. That’s going in my favorite list!

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 at 01:38 AM

What a great bed the close up’s are amazing…. Great job!!!!!

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

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#9 posted 04-10-2013 at 09:01 AM

really nice job

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#10 posted 04-10-2013 at 09:53 AM

Maybe she will appreciate the results if you ask her what she wants next? LOL! Welcome back.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 04-10-2013 at 10:00 AM

Very Nice !!!

I have Curly & Quilted Maple for my Idea, along with Walnut

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#13 posted 04-10-2013 at 05:49 PM

good use of your creative energy away from work – very nice job

-- Greg Simon

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 at 06:03 PM

Great looking bed! I like the design, and your use of the different maple species. Gotta add a bed to my project list!

-- Dean

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#15 posted 04-11-2013 at 12:33 PM

Very nice design. 9 months and a bed? What could possibly be next? :p

-- I'm happier than a tornado in a trailer park! Grace & Peace.

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