|Project by jdh122||posted 04-13-2013 07:25 PM||896 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I made this bed for my nephew (in photo). He was sleeping in a toddler bed until about six months ago when my sister commissioned a new bed for him. I finished the bed in February, but it only arrived at her house this week (my other sister drove there to visit her, about 1000 miles from here). He slept in it last night and seems to like it (he feels like a “very big boy” sleeping in it, “like 15 years old or so”).
Not too much to say about the construction. Bed bolts and cross dowels, hand-cut mortise and tenons. On the headboard the top tenons are glued but the bottom ones are pinned with dowels. The wood is birch, finished with boiled linseed oil and wax (he’s pretty rough on furniture, so I opted for less protection but easier to touch up).
-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests