Walnut Beds, Antique Reproductions

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This set of twin beds are created using Oregon black walnut. The lumber used for the posts were 16/4 boards x 16” wide, 36”long, shipped via freight from Oregon. The post was made in 3 pieces. The bottom half with foot was turned on my lathe. The tapered, upper portion of the post was made using 2 seperate jigs, tapered completely in my thickness planer, starting with a symetrical octagonal post. This took some patience and diligence to get the taper right. Then there is the finial atop the teester frame. All carvings are applied solid oak which I bought from a carving supplier. The shape of the foot and side rails were determined by placement of carvings to a desired design, then tracing aroung the carvings. It was tricky and time consuming, but the end result was very rewarding. Of course it helped that the customer didn’t mind paying for the custom design!!!


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#1 posted 03-20-2011 01:15 PM

I think your beds are beautiful and would make abe perfect for daughters – (2) who share a bedroom .

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 03-21-2011 05:44 AM

Fantastic results! Beautiful furniture!

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#3 posted 03-21-2011 04:14 PM

These are beautiful. Very well done. Thanks for the post!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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