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Project by Dennis Zongker posted 152 days ago 1909 views 8 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This King Louis XV Rococo style bed was made by both my son Eric and myself. This is our first father and son piece of furniture made together for a customer.

Eric turned the four bedposts on the lathe he also made the footrest with the veneer starburst pattern on the front along with the headboard and side rails. Then I got to have some fun by making the two center scrolled acanthus leaf bouquets along with the four pieces of scrolled top trim. The scrolls and leafs are carved on both sides of each bouquet. The bed is made out of mahogany hardwoods and veneers.

-- Dennis Zongker





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luv2learn

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#1 posted 152 days ago

Kudos to the both of you for outstanding craftsmanship. You make quite a team.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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gamygeezer

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#2 posted 152 days ago

That is beautiful work. Stunning enough to make me look through all your previous projects. Very, very satisfying trip. Looking forward to more.

Ken

-- What's a vibrant young guy like me doing in a broken down old body like this?

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HillbillyShooter

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#3 posted 152 days ago

Beautiful! Congratulations to both of you on what will hopefully be the first of many more to come.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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shipwright

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#4 posted 152 days ago

It looks like Zongkers Fine Furniture is in good shape for another generation.
What a lucky son to have you to learn from. ..... and what a lucky dad to have such a talented son.
Just a perfect piece of work. Not overdone or underdone, .... just perfect.

THANKS DENNIS AND ERIC

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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okwoodshop

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#5 posted 152 days ago

Great work from both of you. thanks for sharing

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steve_in_ohio

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#6 posted 152 days ago

wow, that is so cool, beautiful work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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woodchuckerNJ

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#7 posted 152 days ago

Beautiful work both of you. Great that you two are working together.

Question, the footboard has a starburst pattern, is that the wood, or the way you stained it?
In either case how did you do it? I could not see what looked like hard lines for the wood..

-- Jeff NJ

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justoneofme

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#8 posted 152 days ago

A “Dynamic Duo” forging an exciting future in the world of furniture building?! It will be very interesting to see the next project you and your son create together!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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Roger

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#9 posted 152 days ago

Spectacular!

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Grumpy

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#10 posted 152 days ago

A great joint effort Dennis

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 152 days ago

Very impressive

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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eddie

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#12 posted 151 days ago

awesome just awesome beautiful craftsmanship

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#13 posted 151 days ago

You’re a great teacher, And I’d be very proud of him! Excellent piece. AGAIN! LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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wooded

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#14 posted 151 days ago

Well there you go again!.........great work…....;-j

-- Joe in Pueblo West, Colo. jdelong264@msn.com

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Dakotajack

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#15 posted 151 days ago

Very nice!

-- John, South Dakota

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