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Project by Speednork posted 12-02-2013 01:32 AM 1690 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Bed and nightstand set is made from Slabs of Kentucky Coffee Wood we harvested from our family farm. The 2 nightstands are equipped with top of the line Blum Tandem soft closing drawer slides.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.





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#1 posted 12-02-2013 02:58 AM

A great look and good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-02-2013 10:53 AM

I like this, that grain really stands out!
You created a family heirloom.

-- Doug...

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#3 posted 12-02-2013 11:34 AM

Wow what beautiful furniture you have created there. The wood grain looks awesome and the way you have done the head board section and side table tops is excellent….great craftsmanship.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 12-02-2013 02:45 PM

looks great, how did you attached the bed rails to the sideposts?

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#5 posted 12-02-2013 08:09 PM

I used Heavy Duty Wrought Steel Bed Rail Fasteners from Rockler.
When installed properly they pull up tight and make for a solid bed.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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#6 posted 12-02-2013 08:58 PM

good to know, thanks. I had heard the mortises necessary for installing that hardware was tricky since the holes for the inset metal hook was so close to the screw holes.

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#7 posted 12-03-2013 01:57 AM

I have installed several set of these over the years and on this project I think I have come up with the best way to cut the mortises. I use a router with a collar and a very simple jig to cut the posts and I just use the router, collar and both rails to cut the end of each rail.

If your interested I will try to post the process in the forums after I get Xmas stuff caught up.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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#8 posted 12-03-2013 01:18 PM

I would love to see how you did that. Thanks

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 12:00 AM

Beautiful work! How was the Kentucky Coffee Tree to work with? Is it a pretty hard wood, or prone to tear out?

-- Richard, Hot Springs, Ar -- Galoot In Training

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#10 posted 12-06-2013 03:39 PM

Wow! The grains of your wood really stand out, great build and awesome finish. Impressive work!

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#11 posted 12-06-2013 03:49 PM

These are beautiful. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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#12 posted 01-07-2014 12:54 AM

Ky Coffee is hard and stringy. Quick to burn if your saw is not very sharp or you stall on the jointer or router.

-- In the time it takes some people to plan a project they could have built the project. Work from within not from paper.

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