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Bed For Isabella

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Project by lumberdustjohn posted 03-22-2011 12:54 PM 2119 views 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A patch work bed made from Oak. The raised panels are cherry and walnut.
I stood back when the raised panels went through the shaper thinking it may go flying apart.
All went well. Pocket hole joinery was used to assemble the head and footboard.
Thanks to a page out of Mary Ann’s blog to make the glue up on the headboard.

Isabella grew out of her little bed and into this one just in time to make room for a new sister!

Olivia Rose was born last night. Everyone is doing well!

-- Safety first because someone needs you.





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patron

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#1 posted 03-22-2011 01:01 PM

nice work john

bigger brood
bigger bed
bigger house

better start
a bigger shop

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 03-22-2011 01:11 PM

Thanks David.
I made a dresser for the newborn but haven’t got the drawer pulls on it yet. The baby came three days early.
I should have them done before they come home from the hospital.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#3 posted 03-22-2011 01:24 PM

That is an awesome bed!! I love the patchwork glue up panels, very nice!! Great job!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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lumberdustjohn

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#4 posted 03-22-2011 01:30 PM

Thanks, could have been a little better if I wouldn’t have trimed the wrong side before shaping them.
They were to be with the grain going up!
Isabella wont care.

-- Safety first because someone needs you.

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#5 posted 03-22-2011 01:32 PM

That is a very nice bed, John, and you did a great job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 03-22-2011 02:51 PM

Beautiful!! Very creative.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#7 posted 03-22-2011 03:56 PM

Beautiful bed John. Love the raised panels.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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rrdesigns

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#8 posted 03-22-2011 04:22 PM

Congratulations on the new baby. From the look of your profile pic, you’ve got quite a houseful! Time for a hobby horse next?

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#9 posted 03-22-2011 04:26 PM

Thats a beautiful bed.

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#10 posted 03-22-2011 06:56 PM

Nicely done John and a big congratulations!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 03-22-2011 10:24 PM

very nice bed you have made no one wonders why you got that big smile as a payment :-)
My doughter just saw it and she think its a cool headboard
and congratulation to the fammely with a new baby in the house :-)

Silke and Dennis

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#12 posted 03-22-2011 11:37 PM

Beautiful looking bed. It looks like she is very willing to trade up.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#13 posted 03-23-2011 05:59 AM

Looks perfect to me!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 03-23-2011 06:03 AM

great Bed for a little doll nice work.

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#15 posted 03-23-2011 11:47 AM

Great bed and cool way to insert the Drunken Patten in to the bed. She looks very happy…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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