Contemporary Walnut Bed

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Project by FenceJumper09 posted 12-16-2016 03:03 PM 2085 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife and I had just finished adding about 400 sqft to our master suite so we needed a new bed for the new space.

I purchased the lumber from Bagdad Lumber in Kentucky while we were in the are checking out the bourbon trail. I really enjoyed working with the walnut as this was my first project with it. I used some hard maple in the high structural demand areas like the rails and the legs. The footboard and the headboard are backed with 3/4” MDF. I went with a simple oil finish with boiled linseed oil mixed with a sanding sealer and applied with wet sanding paper hoping to fill the grain. This method did not work out great for me as it seemed my ratio was off and the slurry never seemed to cure. Final finish was a few thinned coats of satin poly.

I completed the platform with the 1/2” plywood and 2 intermediate rows of support. Really enjoying looking at this project!

-- David, Center of Alabama, Clemson Tiger in Hostile Territory!

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#1 posted 12-16-2016 04:43 PM

Awesome bad – so massive elements. The space looks good too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-17-2016 05:47 AM

I really like this bed! How did you connect the rails with headboard and footboard?

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#3 posted 12-17-2016 02:04 PM

I used these

Galvanized Steel Bed Rail


-- David, Center of Alabama, Clemson Tiger in Hostile Territory!

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 02:32 AM


-- Alan J. Hoover, AL Keeping in mind I believe college football is only a profit center for the school.... Roll Tide!

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