A New Bed Project

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Project by dan mosheim posted 03-22-2010 06:02 AM 1874 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We’re working on a new king size bed based on one we made a few years ago shown in the first photo above. This one will be in stained curly maple and walnut and will have a total of 10 ducks inlaid in steel, copper and brass across the top of the headboard …Thge wood part is done, but the metal part I’m guessing will be a challenge … We have worked with these clients for years and they like to push us to see how far we can go … Metal inlays? Why not … We’ll be working with a metal shop with a cnc waterjet to rough out the inlay parts, which we will fit up, shape, polish and inlay here in the shop … I’m hoping the inlays can have a somewhat raised, three dimensional quality rather than the flat abalone ducks we did in the original bed … You can see an mdf version of my concept in the last photo above … More and larger pictures and process explanations on my blog
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Also an update on the really big claro walnut table i posted here about three weeks ago here …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 03-22-2010 06:20 AM

Very cool work, fun to play with waterjet isn’t it?

-- Dan Wiggins

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#2 posted 03-22-2010 10:44 AM

Very nice work!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 03-22-2010 12:29 PM

Great work Dan. The duck inlays are going to be really special. I also like the way you laid out the spirals on the bed posts. I’ve done some spiral work marking up in a laborious way. Your method looks a lot better. The Claro Walnut table looks beautiful too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-22-2010 03:07 PM

Looking forward to seeing the finished bed. I am sure it will be beautiful.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#5 posted 03-22-2010 05:01 PM

Very unique for sure! Good idea with the inlays!


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#6 posted 03-22-2010 07:13 PM

Great project Dan. Like the rest I wait to see the finished product.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#7 posted 04-21-2010 03:07 PM

Great, I’ll have to read your blog to see how it’s done. Thanks.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#8 posted 04-21-2010 03:16 PM

Nice work!

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