Cherry and oak bed

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Project by mpm3 posted 12-03-2018 04:49 AM 1332 views 8 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After several years of putting it off, I finally finished the bed my wife has been asking for. Cherry with rift sawn with oak veneer panels. I built a jewelry chest with this wood combination and she and I really like it. Nothing too complex in the construction other than the maneuvering the large pieces around my basement shop. Sawed 1/8” cherry veneers to buildup onto a form and into the vacuum press for the arches. For the joinery to the arches, I borrowed a friend’s Domino to cut the slip tenons. Worked very well – Festool builds nice tools! Boiled linseed oil and several coats of wipe on poly followed by a coat of wax. Happy with the results -

Comments or questions welcome.

Cheers – Matt

-- Matt

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#1 posted 12-03-2018 10:44 AM

Man… Thats a really nice bed, great work!

-- I've quickly learned that being a woodworker isn't about making flawless work, rather it's fixing all the mistakes you made so that it appears flawless to others! Jay - FL

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#2 posted 12-03-2018 12:09 PM

That’s a really nice looking bed. The oak veneer really stands out against the cherry.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 12-04-2018 02:21 AM

You made a great wood selection. I love the rift sawn panels against the cherry. Great job!

-- AJ

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#4 posted 12-04-2018 02:37 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Matt!

Rick S.

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#5 posted 12-04-2018 04:46 AM

Really nice work..

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#6 posted 12-05-2018 02:16 PM

The design is beautiful, the workmanship excellent

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#7 posted 12-05-2018 02:56 PM


-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#8 posted 02-24-2019 06:46 PM

I don’t know how I missed this,really love the look,i wouldn’t normally put cherry and oak together but it looks great.very nice.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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