Queen size bed with relief carving and lighted tree relief headboard

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Project by RoccoD posted 01-27-2016 01:19 AM 1646 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The headboard is a hand drawn, cut with a hand jig saw, tree relief on 3/4” cabinet grade plywood, 1/4” plexiglass and a backing of 1/8” plywood sheet chosen for its pattern. At the bottom of the plexiglass is a ribbon light with 110 light combinations and a remote control. The footboard has a hand drawn picture of the tree of life, which has 2 of the 5 layers carved by chisel and mallet, because of the opposing glued layers and intricate cuts that create the relief. Then that portion was stained. Both head and foot boards are topped with a curved piece of pine and affixed with both inset screws which were plugged and glued. The side boards are made with 2”X6” lumber which has a bottom lip that forms an “L” to support the 1”X6” cross members. Because of the drawings, the carving and the painstaking jigsaw work, this project took a total of 720 hours. This one of a kind bed was made for my neighbor for the cost of materials

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#1 posted 01-27-2016 02:48 AM

What did you cut this out with, I first thought you must have a gigantic scroll saw. Allot of sanding to get the edges smooth with anything else. Nicely done.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 01-27-2016 03:54 AM

very cool look!

-- Brian Noel

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#3 posted 01-27-2016 04:30 AM

I drew out the design and drilled holes so that I could get the handheld jigsaw in to cut the areas out. It took a bit of time to do it, but I was able to get it done. It is critical to take your time because of the splintering of the wood veneer.

-- Rocco D, Vermont

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#4 posted 02-09-2016 10:40 PM

Hey neighbor, great job ….

-- enjoy, be well and enjoy life with all around you

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