|Project by Chris Davis||posted 293 days ago||1804 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
I’ve build several sleigh beds before, but this is a first with truly bent panels. During the planning phase of this my intentions were to use a vacuum system and form to make the panels. After the customer sent a cardboard pattern of the post and gave me some measurements. I determined that the panels were very thick and a frame with bending plywood would work better.
The customer has a Lexington suite in with the queen size bed. The company no longer builds this and when they wanted to upsize to a king, they couldn’t find one to match. We did change it up like not using a scroll at the top of the headboard nor the medallions. I did cut rosettes in the placde of the medallions.
Wood: White Oak
Other Wood Used: Poplar, Bending Plywood
Finish: Clear coat with white glaze
Bun Feet: Hand turned by Terry Waldrop
Completed: March 2013
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