King Size Mission Style Bed

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Blog series by IowaWoodcrafter updated 06-08-2008 09:47 AM 4 parts 24751 reads 31 comments total

Part 1: Nearing completion

05-03-2008 06:06 AM by IowaWoodcrafter | 9 comments »

I should have started taking pictures earlier in the process of building this bed. This is a king size mission style bed I am building for the wife and I. As you can see it is nearly complete. I sprayed the second of three coats of water based polyurethane today. Tomorrow I will lightly sand everything and spray the final coat. I have not sprayed the top surface of the headboard and footboard top railing so I can glue them on without marring the finish. I will glue up the bed tomorrow...

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Part 2: Stripping the finish

05-05-2008 03:33 AM by IowaWoodcrafter | 2 comments »

After spraying on the water based poly I noticed splotches in several places. I’m very unhappy with the finish and have decided to strip off the poly and restain. I had followed the directions on the can of stain. The directions said to wait 24 hours before applying water based finish. I waited well over the 24 hours, on some pieces it was close to a week. On the first bed I built I applied a coat of shellac before spraying on the poly. I tried to hurry the process this time by ...

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Part 3: Finished Footboard

06-06-2008 11:36 PM by IowaWoodcrafter | 6 comments »

Well, it’s been a long time since my last entry in this blog. I earned a degree from the school of hard knocks on this project. It all started when I sprayed the water based poly on right over the stain. I had waited longer than the instructions for the stain said to wait before applying a water based finish. After the poly dried I noticed blotches all over the place, that just wasn’t acceptable! I set about stripping the finish off of everything. Trying to hury the proces...

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Part 4: It's finally done!

06-08-2008 09:47 AM by IowaWoodcrafter | 14 comments »

Well, I finally finished the bed! Yes, I mean just finished it at 2:00 in the morning. I wanted it done so I can work on some other projects. It’s been a long time in the works. There was still snow on the ground when I started. I’ve included some photos of the finished product. Tomorrow I’m going to add a new project and include photos of the bed assembled in the bedroom with the quilt my wife made. I live in Iowa very near the Amana Colonies. The wife and I were ...

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