Butternut four poster canopy bed

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Project by maineman1 posted 05-11-2013 08:59 PM 2562 views 5 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project I just completed. The client and I designed this through e-mails and a few sketches. The pictures are a story line from completed project backwards. Project is from butternut with walnut stain and poly finish. I even delivered it and set it up ,(in Tennessee) long drive to work.

-- Mike facebook/littlemaincreations

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#1 posted 05-11-2013 09:10 PM

beautiful,awesome work.
that is a long drive to work.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 05-11-2013 09:11 PM

Beautiful!! Where did you find enough furniture grade Butternut to make it?

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 05-11-2013 10:06 PM

Gorgeous bed… Sure the client was thrilled… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#4 posted 05-11-2013 10:22 PM

Now THAT is a project! Very nice!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 05-11-2013 10:37 PM

Totally unique.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-11-2013 11:17 PM

Awesome bed. Very nice design and build. Obviously comes apart for transport, hope you didn’t sell it with free delivery.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#7 posted 05-12-2013 12:11 AM

very nice why did you stain butternut.

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#8 posted 05-12-2013 12:15 AM

that is one smokin bed. most impressive indeed. first rate all the way.

-- Wood is a zen like experiance.

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#9 posted 05-12-2013 12:28 AM

That is incredible – I really like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#10 posted 05-12-2013 01:16 AM

I love it! And its not often u see butternut on this site. I used it once and loved it

-- M.K.

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#11 posted 05-12-2013 03:08 AM

Spectacular !
(It would take three of my shops to build a piece that big !) haha
Nice work Mike !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#12 posted 05-12-2013 05:31 AM

Great project – thanks for sharing. I love butternut and this reminds I need to make something out of it soon.

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#13 posted 05-13-2013 03:35 AM

I have been tossing around design ideas for our bed and I am close to being ready to start (other than choosing which type of lumber that is! leaning towards Sapele). I also can’t decide how to attach the rails to the head and footboard. How did you attach these?

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#14 posted 05-14-2013 12:58 AM

I lucked up and found some really nice Butternut at a little lumber yard in Washington Maine.As far as the rail fasteners i used the 6” 2 piece bed rail brackets. I got mine from woodworkers supply ( 12.00) I just mortised them so that they drew up tight. I prefer tenons and bed bolts but the rails didn’t center on the columns so it would look funny

-- Mike facebook/littlemaincreations

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#15 posted 06-24-2013 03:52 PM

That is an awesome bed I love it !

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