Cherry bed and nightstands

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Project by RobertT posted 12-05-2013 01:44 AM 1350 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These 3 pieces where all made from storm damaged cherry trees off my parents farm. The bed plans come from Wood magazine the nightstands are from American Furniture Design. The bed is 3 years old and really taking a nice color no wild variations like when it was first finished. I soaked the tables in the sun most of the summer to catch them up with the bed. Finish is BLO and thinned poly.

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 12:46 PM

REALLY nice furniture – I love cherry when it’s used in the manner.

Also love the idea of watching furniture you made darken with time.

Great build!


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#2 posted 12-05-2013 09:26 PM

look great

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#3 posted 12-10-2013 03:10 PM

Great looking bed and nightstands! Love the beautiful cherry and they’re great memories of your parents’ farm.

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#4 posted 12-10-2013 03:13 PM

Wow!, Robert this is a very attractive set and you did a nice job on it.

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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#5 posted 12-11-2013 03:00 AM

Thanks guys. There was lots of first on these projects. Starting from a tree to a finished project is a ton of work.

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