Arts and Crafts Style Panel Bed #1: Panels, Rails & Stiles for the Frame and Panel Construction

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Blog entry by John Nixon posted 06-04-2009 02:28 AM 4613 reads 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m working on building an Arts and Crafts style Panel bed. The bed is inspired by the Stickley Bed pictured below. There’s three videos in the series so far, and I hope to have more out soon. The quartersawn white oak grain on this wood I have looks really good in person, and I’m excited to see the bed come together.

For measured drawings and in-process pictures, you can visit the project page at Eagle Lake Woodworking:

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-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#1 posted 06-04-2009 02:39 AM

Nicely done. I’m sort of a moving on to step 3 newbie in my woodworking. I learned something here. thanks.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 06-04-2009 02:41 AM

Thanks for the video, John. As always it is clear, concise and pretty straight-forward to follow.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 06-04-2009 05:19 AM

Hey John
Another great video and super build.

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#4 posted 06-04-2009 04:00 PM

Hey John,
That is really cool.

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#5 posted 06-04-2009 07:33 PM

Very nice! Thank you.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#6 posted 06-05-2009 01:36 AM

Thanks everybody. I appreciate all of you watching the videos and commenting here on LJ’s. I’m glad you guys enjoyed the video series, I’m looking forward to showing you the rest of the build.

-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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#7 posted 06-08-2009 03:32 PM

Hey John,

again a great video, I love to watch you videos.
I have one little question, and probely it ask several times, but why
are your videos so light from color.
is that because off your camera or is that because of the light?

Thanks again for your great video.


-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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#8 posted 06-11-2009 02:56 AM

Hi Schummie,

I’m still trying to work out the optimal lighting for my videos. I agree, there are scenes with hotspots and wash out. I’m a one-man show, so it’s often times it’s too late to do anything about it once I’ve recorded it. I’d love to have another “me” behind the camera looking for trouble, but for know I’m solo.

Thanks for watching the videos!


-- John Nixon - Buffalo, NY -

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