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Walnut & Quilted Bubinga Bed

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Project by OG2007 posted 01-24-2022 04:39 PM 780 views 6 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was way outside my comfort zone and looking back, I could write pages of things I would do differently and mistakes that I made. This was my first project with veneer, and although it was frustrating at times, I really enjoyed it and will continue to use it in future projects. The plan was drawn up from different headboards I had seen through a Google image search and some lumberjock project postings. It took a little under 3 months for me to complete.

The bed is mostly 8/4 walnut and Quilted Bubinga veneer. It’s finished with shellac and paste wax.

I need to thank all you guys that post your projects and serve as inspiration for weekend woodworkers like me.





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#1 posted 01-24-2022 05:28 PM

love the design and the wood combo works perfectly.glad you made lumber jocks your home.welcome.

-- 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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#2 posted 01-24-2022 06:49 PM

Besides the gorgeous veneer I particularly like the Asian influence in the design.
Sleep well!

-- "Faith is a better tool than than fear to process a crisis. Fear views a crisis as a threat. Faith views a crisis as a means for God to work a higher purpose. “

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#3 posted 01-24-2022 07:54 PM

Excellent result! I too found beds to be a great learning experience.

-- MrLaughingbrook

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#4 posted 01-24-2022 11:44 PM

Cool design OG...

Walnut & Quilted Bubinga Bed… I’ve heard it called many names like marital and jiggy-jig, but never Bubinga... must try that line on the ladies during my next bingo night outing.

Though a few days belated, welcome to LJ.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#5 posted 01-25-2022 12:31 AM

Thanks, guys. I appreciate the welcome!

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#6 posted 01-25-2022 03:16 AM

That bed is beautiful. Great work for being outside your comfort zone.

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#7 posted 01-25-2022 07:13 AM

Beautiful horizontal lines and use of color.
Brilliant design.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#8 posted 01-28-2022 03:54 PM

Do you have a sketchup drawing? I have a bed to make and I like these lines. Also, the finish looks fantastic. I would not have guessed what it was.

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#9 posted 01-28-2022 10:16 PM

BlueRidgeDog, I don’t have a sketchup file – I was just recently introduced to it. Most of if was scribbles on graph paper and freehand drawings in a leftover notebook. Having been introduced to Sketchup for a little over a month now, I can tell you I won’t be doing a project without it!

This was my first time with shellac. I brushed on 3 heavy coats and scraped it smooth between the first 2. On the last coat, I sanded lightly with 320 and then went through maroon, gray, and then white 3M pads on my sander. For the paste wax, I put it on pretty heavy and then used a white 3M pad on my ROS and buffed it all out. I was really happy with it. There was a lot of learning involved, though. I think I did a dozen test pieces.

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#10 posted 01-29-2022 01:30 AM


... I was just recently introduced to it. Most of if was scribbles on graph paper and freehand drawings in a leftover notebook. Having been introduced to Sketchup for a little over a month now, I can tell you I won t be doing a project without it!
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- OG2007

I’m sure you will relish the process… and I feel it’s fun drawing squares and circles at night with the idiot box blaring in the background rather than eyes glued to it between sips of vino. SketchUp is magical for woodworking and most can survive with the basics… not too often

Thanks for the hint on buffing pads… given me an incentive to investigate the Fe$tool offering.

I’ll try to avoid debates about shellac and arguments about time constraint, however, if you have about 1.5 hours to spare, this is a video on “traditional” French polishing covered in one lengthy video that you won’t be exposed to on the internet in a single “package”. Amongs all the unrehearsed ad-libbing there are many hidden gems. I always recommend downloading and watching on a big TV with your favourite alcoholic beverage.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#11 posted 01-29-2022 02:27 AM

Awesome! Thanks for the vid! I might have just found a way to kill some time tomorrow night!

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#12 posted 01-30-2022 05:05 AM

Lovely piece. That veneer is quite stunning.

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

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