Slab Panel Bed

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Project by dwpearl posted 04-09-2015 03:36 AM 2364 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an original design in which I wanted to showcase the funky natural curve of the curly cherry slab.

Yellow birch

Wiping poly

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#1 posted 04-09-2015 12:50 PM

That looks fantastic! Great job framing in those slabs.

-- --Zach

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#2 posted 04-09-2015 01:54 PM

very cool and unique, nice job!

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#3 posted 04-09-2015 02:28 PM

no pillows allowed.

Wouldn’t want to cover up that wood.

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#4 posted 04-09-2015 03:20 PM

This is awesome. I love the trim framing the slab. Great design.

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#5 posted 04-09-2015 05:37 PM

How did you cut the slabs and the framing pieces to match up?
Overlay and cut with a jigsaw?

I might be stealing that idea :D

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#6 posted 04-09-2015 06:54 PM

Wonderful design and execution!

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#7 posted 04-09-2015 09:44 PM

I looks so peaceful – falling asleep no problem in this cool bed.

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#8 posted 04-10-2015 01:20 AM

The walnut framing is made up of two boards glued up after the slabs profile was traced out, bandsawed, and router rabbited. Then they were glued to the slab. The whole assembly has a long tenon and is glued in the center, and the posts function as over sized bread ends. I know it sounds funny, but it has proven to be durable. Thanks for the interest!

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