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mbs

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11-11-2013 11:55 PM

This walnut bed is loosely copied from a bed Darrell Peart made. I’m just learning sketchup so some of the lines aren’t exactly where I want them but it’s close enough for a concept.

I’m struggling with the footboard. Does it need something to fill in the opening of the footboard? Vertical slats? Metal posts? Other? Nothing?

Thanks

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.


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#1 posted 11-12-2013 01:06 AM

To me, it looks “unfinished” with those holes, but maybe I’m missing the point.

However, do you ever watch TV in bed? If so, that footboard might be high. If you were just to lower the top rail of the footboard (and the foot board legs) to “close the gap” . . .

-- Jim Maher, Illinois

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#2 posted 11-12-2013 01:32 AM

Put a vertical in the top on each side and fill it in. Repeat
on the headboard. Put a cloudlift on the side stretcher.
Narrow center on footboard. That joint in the middle
won’t be a design feature unless it’s veneered and
bookmatched.

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#3 posted 11-12-2013 01:35 AM

start over

browse Houzz or Pinterest and use their search engine to see examples of “Green and Green “ then play with sketch up ?

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#4 posted 11-12-2013 01:44 AM

Sometimes I think G&G would do a dogleg in a mid-stile. It’s
tricky to peg the style of that period they are best known
for with the high end bungalows. You get into a later
period and lines get more flowey and it doesn’t look as
Asian. There’s a trick to getting it balanced because
structurally most of the G&G details are not needed but
somehow they look like they are.

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#5 posted 11-12-2013 02:57 AM

Loren, I didn’t understand your first two sentences of the first post. I plan to put the cloudlift in the stretchers but didn’t draw it in. I agree with your other comments.

Kryptic – I got to this point by looking at G&G designs. I didn’t like their standard bed design so I’m trying to come up with something I do like.

JD – I don’t watch TV in bed.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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#6 posted 11-12-2013 03:32 AM

mbs. you should watch TV in bed or at least try it. You can watch Green and Green shows, besides, how does one re-invent Green and Green and still call it that ?

or at least say “what do you think about re-inventing Green and Green” ? and I would still say …start over again

the bed rails, grain direction (unless veneer) will cause structural failure at some point ? …its all feathers and no chicken

you could put prison bars in the openings of the foot board and just beyond reach of that, write notes on rules that one cannot do in your bed design like watch TV or sleep comfortably. Kidding…. awesome design and well thought out said no one ever or at least not yet

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#7 posted 11-12-2013 03:43 AM

sorry

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Mark Kornell

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#8 posted 11-12-2013 05:10 AM

Take a look at this photo (from http://www.gamblehouse.org/photos/int/port-masterbed.html) for some ideas on proportion and overall look.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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#9 posted 11-12-2013 05:43 AM

I think you are doing just fine. I think we should all take the liberty to expand on and reinvent our favorite styles. Most good designs go through several revisions for style and function.
It’s looking good so far.
Just focus on the constructive comments and ignore the others. My jaw just about dropped when I read how rude the comments are in this thread.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#10 posted 11-12-2013 05:46 AM

I like a lot of the furniture from the Gamble house. Unfortunately, I don’t like the beds. To me, the beds look like they should be in an infirmary. I’d like to keep the cloud lift design elements but the designs I’ve come up with thus far are lacking.

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#11 posted 11-12-2013 05:43 PM

I would make the foot of the bed a smaller match to the head. Without trying to offend you, I’ll tell you I don’t like the foot you drew at all. I think your headboard is very nice and I’d echo that design in foot, but just not as tall.

-- --Dale Page

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mbs

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#12 posted 11-12-2013 05:50 PM

No offense taken, Banner, I don’t like it either.

I’ve considered your idea before and I’m starting to warm up to it. My only complaint is it’s pretty simple looking and I tend to like things with a unique twist. But, maybe I’m trying too hard to make it unique looking and simple would be better.

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#13 posted 11-12-2013 06:06 PM

I believe this is the design you’re suggesting, Banner. I didnt take the time to lower the height of the foot board but I like it better than my original design.

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#14 posted 11-13-2013 12:35 AM

added some through tenons and ebony plugs. it’s still a bit plain. Any suggestions?

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#15 posted 11-13-2013 06:37 AM

Inlay?

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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