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Walnut and Bubinga Platform Bed

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Project by SubtleEpsilon posted 01-04-2021 05:23 PM 891 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a very similar set of frame and panel headboards on here by someone and thought I’d make a version that was very similar to the platform bed I made a few years ago because we ‘need’ a guest bed. So this takes a queen size mattress and is easily put together/broken down without the use of hardware. Frame wood is walnut and panels are solid bubinga. The whole project got started in January/February last year but got put on hold when I couldn’t get my hands on any walnut here in CA because of the whole thing that shall not be named. All that’s left is to make the slats that hold the mattress and to get a mattress…..

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid





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Craftsman on the lake

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#1 posted 01-04-2021 05:30 PM

Very nice. The feet are certainly unique on a bed like this that isn’t a platform. Tricky construction joining. I like it.

Might the bed you saw be mine I posted a few years ago? The top cut is similar. If it was, that would be an honor.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.

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#2 posted 01-04-2021 05:37 PM

Wow that is just gorgeous,I love the design and the wood combo is beautiful

-- 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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#3 posted 01-04-2021 07:30 PM

Beautiful work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 01-04-2021 07:54 PM

Walnut and bubinga are my favorite combo, and I love the torii gate aesthetic! If I may ask, how are you attaching the head/footboard to the castle joint of the base?

-- Red pencil, red marker, marking knife... doesn't mater, the wood will end up the same color.

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#5 posted 01-04-2021 07:59 PM



Walnut and bubinga are my favorite combo, and I love the torii gate aesthetic! If I may ask, how are you attaching the head/footboard to the castle joint of the base?

- DreganTepis

There’s a 2.5” long tenon into the head/foot boards that make the frames. On the head/foot rails, the notch is on the lower half, on the side rails, the notch is on the upper . So my 2.5” tenon goes almost through to the notch on the foot/head rails, but not quite.

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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Mike_190930

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#6 posted 01-04-2021 07:59 PM

Beautifully done. I now have a new favorite wood combination.

-- Huh? Whadaya mean it ain't "measure once cut twice"?

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#7 posted 01-04-2021 08:00 PM



Beautifully done. I now have a new favorite wood combination.

- Mike_190930

I also like the combination of the walnut and sapele.

-- It's a fine line between clever and stupid

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#8 posted 01-04-2021 10:57 PM

Flat out gorgeous. Beautiful wood combo and aesthetic. Not sure I could sleep in it though…I’d be too busy admiring it!

-- Live to putter...putter to live!

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#9 posted 01-05-2021 12:58 AM

Beautiful bed!
Excellent design and walnut and bubinga is sweet.
Added to my favorites.
Great work!

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#10 posted 01-05-2021 01:13 AM

Wow! Beautiful work on that bed. Great style, joinery and wood choice.

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#11 posted 01-05-2021 11:23 AM

Beautiful combo of woods and excellent workmanship.

I would be banging into the points that stick out when I get up at 4am!

-- Petey

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#12 posted 01-11-2021 01:59 PM

Lovely, and the joinery suits the pagoda style.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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