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Project by Speednork posted 223 days ago 1162 views 4 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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 223 days ago

A great look and good build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CampD

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#2 posted 223 days ago

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

-- Doug...

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aussiedave

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#3 posted 223 days ago

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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Lanaug

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#4 posted 223 days ago

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

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Speednork

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#5 posted 223 days ago

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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Lanaug

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#6 posted 223 days ago

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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Speednork

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#7 posted 222 days ago

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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Lanaug

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#8 posted 222 days ago

I would love to see how you did that. Thanks

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richardwootton

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#9 posted 222 days ago

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 219 days ago

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

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 219 days ago

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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Speednork

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#12 posted 187 days ago

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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