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#1 posted 07-14-2010 09:27 AM

Beautiful Job Yokel! Inlay is a very nice touch.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 07-14-2010 10:03 AM

Great bed! Very solid and the joinary looks perfect.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 07-14-2010 11:35 AM

Really nice bed, well done. The inlay is nice too, it makes the whole bed a lot more special. What wood did you use for the bed? How did you get the rough look of the wood in the picture with the inlay? Thanks for posting.


-- Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?

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#4 posted 07-14-2010 11:43 AM

Great bed, really nice joinery.

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#5 posted 07-14-2010 02:07 PM

Very well done.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 07-14-2010 02:25 PM

Very impressed with the way you attached the side rails. I purchased a bed a few years ago and the side rails were attached using bed rail hooks. Can’t tell you how many times the posts split, from the pins being pulled away from the posts (insert jokes here). Can only repair something like that so many times.

Very nice work.

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#7 posted 07-14-2010 04:04 PM

Great looking bed. Very nicely done. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 07-14-2010 10:11 PM


The wood is red oak. I think the rough look your referring to is a comination of things. First I didn’t use a pore filler leaving a less than mirror flat surface. Second part I think is the perception of depth that is created by using a dye/stain combo. Essentially it looks like that over the entire bed when viewed close up.


I actually bought a set similar to that @ woodcraft. The more I thought about though it seemed like a bad idea to put that much stress on 4 1 1/2” screws. I can’t take credit for the hidden bolts. That idea came from a fine woodworking article titled anatomy of a bed. I’m unsure of the original issue # as I had it in the best of fine woodworking(building furniture) issued in Oct. 2007. It’s written by Jeff miller & is an excellent read for anyone thinking about building a bed.

To everyone else thanks for the kind words. I was also mistaken, the dimensions are for a queen size matteress(80”x60”).

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