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Project by pottz posted 03-22-2020 12:35 AM 766 views 0 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is my answer to the quiet time during this corona crisis.the bed you may recognize as the one i posted a couople years ago.got tired of book shelf head board and made a new one from cherry and ambrosia maple a wood ive come to love.the head board panels were made with 1/2 bb and resawn maple that was about 1/8 thick.made the night stands to hang on the wall with a french cleat.the tops are box elder i cut from a 8ft slab,the remaining will be made into a bench for the front of the bed.the drawers were recycled from the old stands done with box joints and ball bearing glides.the drawer on the left has a raised bottom to conceal my home security system,aka .38 special.finish is my go to maloof blend,the tops are 5 coats of poly for better durabilty.

this is the bed before the modifications.
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-- 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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Jerry

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#1 posted 03-22-2020 12:40 AM

Wow, that was a LOT of work. Turned out beautifully. I really like this whole build. Great Work!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#2 posted 03-22-2020 12:52 AM

Nice work pottz, good to have something to stay busy.
Did you change your mind about having the rounded corners on the front?
Dual position Tops…..The finish on them looks pretty smooth.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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Rich

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#3 posted 03-22-2020 01:01 AM

Beautiful work as always, pottz. I see a DT3 in your future.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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pottz

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#4 posted 03-22-2020 01:28 AM



Wow, that was a LOT of work. Turned out beautifully. I really like this whole build. Great Work!

- Jerry


thanks jerry

-- 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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pottz

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#5 posted 03-22-2020 01:30 AM



Nice work pottz, good to have something to stay busy.
Did you change your mind about having the rounded corners on the front?
Dual position Tops…..The finish on them looks pretty smooth.

- LeeRoyMan


yeah i didnt want the front rounded instead the sides angle back about 20 degrees so i could keep as much of the live edge as possible.

-- 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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pottz

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#6 posted 03-22-2020 01:31 AM



Beautiful work as always, pottz. I see a DT3 in your future.

- Rich


thanks rich

-- 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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LeeRoyMan

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#7 posted 03-22-2020 01:42 AM


Nice work pottz, good to have something to stay busy.
Did you change your mind about having the rounded corners on the front?
Dual position Tops…..The finish on them looks pretty smooth.

- LeeRoyMan

yeah i didnt want the front rounded instead the sides angle back about 20 degrees so i could keep as much of the live edge as possible.

- pottz


I forgot to mention the nice work on the box joints.
Those drawers are heavy duty, they ought to last forever. Nice touch.

-- I only know what I know, nothing less, nothing more -- That doesn't count what I used to know..

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pottz

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#8 posted 03-22-2020 01:47 AM


Nice work pottz, good to have something to stay busy.
Did you change your mind about having the rounded corners on the front?
Dual position Tops…..The finish on them looks pretty smooth.

- LeeRoyMan

yeah i didnt want the front rounded instead the sides angle back about 20 degrees so i could keep as much of the live edge as possible.

- pottz

I forgot to mention the nice work on the box joints.
Those drawers are heavy duty, they ought to last forever. Nice touch.

- LeeRoyMan

yeah a little over built but ive never had a drawer fail.

-- 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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woodshaver Tony C

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#9 posted 03-22-2020 02:42 AM

Holy Smokes Pottz! You have been busy! This is so awesome to see! I love the floating night stand’s. Nice Nice Work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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pottz

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#10 posted 03-22-2020 02:47 AM



Holy Smokes Pottz! You have been busy! This is so awesome to see! I love the floating night stand s. Nice Nice Work!

- woodshaver Tony C


thanks buddy,were lucky to be woodworkers and have this great hobby to keep us busy in these crazy times,or we’d all go crazy-lol.

-- 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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doubleDD

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#11 posted 03-22-2020 02:54 AM

Love the wood combo and the design. The rustic look of the stands go well with the headboard. Glad to see you making good use of your time. Beautiful job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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pottz

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#12 posted 03-22-2020 02:55 AM



Love the wood combo and the design. The rustic look of the stands go well with the headboard. Glad to see you making good use of your time. Beautiful job.

- doubleDD


thanks dave i appreciate that.

-- 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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swirt

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#13 posted 03-22-2020 03:14 AM

Great combination. Wood choices play great together and the proportions look great. Nice work.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Jim Jakosh

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#14 posted 03-22-2020 03:22 AM

Nice work, Pottz. I love those nightstands!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 03-22-2020 03:27 AM

awesome job on that one, pottz. Congrats on top 3.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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