4 Poster Bed

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Project by degoose posted 06-09-2009 12:13 AM 2026 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third thing that I have ever made [ that SWBMT would allow in the house. lol] over 10 years ago.
I did not turn the legs or the blanket roll [ that is the next skill I wish to master or at least become fairly good at], they were turned by a friend of mine who had a lathe with an eight foot bed. He has long since sold the business and retired to sunny climes.
The timber used was aracaria cunninghamii. aka good old Hoop Pine. I then stained it with traditional cedar oil stain and 4 coats of poly urethane,, [this was before I found really nice timbers and tung oil.] then polished with wax and 0000 steel wool.
The centre of the headboard is genuine leadlight , made by another local craftsman. [ my wife designed the leadlight]
Originally this bed was made when we lived in an older house with 9 foot ceilings and once we moved into a more modern house with lower ceilings I had to cut down the posts and reposition the cannon ball tops [ it even had a canopy]
The matching bedside cabinets were made from recyled lining boards [hoop pine again] for a total cost of AU$25.00 for the pair. [ the timber cost 5 bucks]

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#1 posted 06-09-2009 12:21 AM

to bad about the canopy ,
like one of the guys here said to me about my mouldings ,
” not bad for a beginer ”
hope you are well my friend ,
you have come a long way !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 06-09-2009 12:28 AM

Hello David, still working streetside, hope this finds you well as well.
I am busy doing some different things here and hope to have them finished and ready to post in a few days.
PS How is the new interest in your life . nudge nudge wink wink say no more.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#3 posted 06-09-2009 01:01 AM

That is great!

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#4 posted 06-09-2009 02:34 AM

Very nice! Beautiful! The glass really finishes it off. My too bad about the canopy too.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 06-09-2009 02:57 AM

Beautiful Bed.

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#6 posted 06-09-2009 03:20 AM

Really very beautiful bed! I like it.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#7 posted 06-09-2009 03:53 AM

Loved working with Hoop pine when I was there. Sadly all my stuff is now gone to pay my bills. Maybe one day i,ll get back there and get some more.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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#8 posted 06-09-2009 05:28 AM

Nice bed for $5 :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#9 posted 06-09-2009 06:14 AM

great bed Larry fantastic for a third project.

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#10 posted 06-09-2009 06:26 AM

I will post first and second when I scan the pics.

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#11 posted 06-09-2009 06:40 AM

Hey Larry, that is a nice designed bed…...your Lady also has talent.

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#12 posted 06-09-2009 11:39 AM

Beautiful bed Larry. Is this the original lazy Larry? Your wife did a great job on the headboard decor.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#13 posted 06-09-2009 11:57 AM

Great job Larry!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#14 posted 06-09-2009 09:56 PM

Mike, the room has been known to spin. But alas the bed doesn’t spin, thanks for your concern though, hope to hear from you soon, Larry the original lazy.

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#15 posted 06-10-2009 02:36 PM

Lovely bed and I too wish I could have seen it with the canopy. Still looks great!

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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