Cherry Bed

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Project by JustplaneJeff posted 06-25-2013 11:57 PM 1459 views 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well its finally done, Its been about 2 months of weekends, with a few skipped ones, but I delivered the bed today. The new owner, one of my best friends, helped me the whole way. Don’t think he realized how much sanding there was to be done. I told him when he thinks he is done, its only half done LOL. Turned out nice, Curley Cherry really popped after the finish was rubbed out. All in all a satisfying project. Thanks to my friend for not going to the furniture store.

-- JustplaneJeff

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#1 posted 06-26-2013 12:08 AM

yowser beautiful bed. I love the finish, would you share your recipe?

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#2 posted 06-26-2013 12:11 AM

Fantastic work Jeff… This is a fine bed!! Beautiful finish… Thanks for sharing

-- Dan

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#3 posted 06-26-2013 12:28 AM

The finish is a an oil stain I mixed in the shop, with 4 coats gloss lacquer rubbed out to a semi-gloss sheen

-- JustplaneJeff

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#4 posted 06-26-2013 02:31 AM

Great Lookin Bed

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#5 posted 06-26-2013 09:31 AM

Very nice bed.I really like wooden beds.Beds made from wood are very sturdy and durable.Wooden beds are the one that can bring charm to your room.These beds have become an obvious choice for those who want to give a classic look to their place.

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#6 posted 06-26-2013 11:02 AM

Fantastic bed! I confess I become fearful with an expensive and beautiful piece of hardwood at my disposal. I wonder if you felt anything like this at the onset of this project.

Well… This bed turned out worthy of any fine lumber one could imagine. Truly beautiful.

It’s even beautiful pre-finish.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#7 posted 06-26-2013 12:23 PM

That was a ton of work. Well done!

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#8 posted 06-26-2013 01:46 PM

Great looking bed, love the look and color.. Well done.

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

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#9 posted 06-26-2013 07:57 PM

wow that is nice. I love cherry so much I made my bed with cherry too. Super work

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#10 posted 06-26-2013 08:03 PM

Now, I really like this bed. Have fun while you can.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 06-27-2013 02:40 AM

That’s a beautiful piece, I like everything about it. Great job.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#12 posted 06-28-2013 02:42 PM

Fine looking piece of furniture. The cherry is just gorgeous with the finish. Great design and build, top notch quality!

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#13 posted 06-29-2013 04:21 AM

Beautiful bed!

Where did you get such great looking curly cherry?

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#14 posted 06-29-2013 12:42 PM

Been holding on to that cherry for quite a few years, waiting on the right project. Guess the project found me

-- JustplaneJeff

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#15 posted 06-29-2013 01:08 PM

Beautiful bed.

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