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Blog series by Craftsman on the lake updated 04-23-2009 10:32 PM 2 parts 5133 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Oak bed started for one of my daughters

04-03-2009 09:56 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 6 comments »

My daughter requested a bed be made. She’s a grad student in Troy NY at RPI. It will be full size. I’ve looked at various beds and found one on LJ’s that has raised panels on it. Since my last project was my first raised panel cabinet I thought I’d extend the same skill to a bed. It will have head and foot boards and is made of red oak. I just picked up enough oak to do the bedposts today, I jointed and cut them to the corrrect dimensions and had enough clamps to glue ...

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Part 2: Head and foot dry setup

04-23-2009 10:32 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 7 comments »

A couple of weeks ago I posted making the bedposts. I finally got around to getting some more oak and have been making the head and foot. As you can see it’s made of oak and has three raised panels. I got the idea from Chris Davis, a LJ. He posted a really nice bed with raised panels and it caught my eye. The bed is full size so what you see here is about 52” across. Here is a close up of a few of the rail and stile joints. It’s the second time I’ve done this...

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