Mahogany Baby's bed

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Project by Borchik posted 01-21-2012 08:56 AM 4140 views 6 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To wake up in such a bed would be a dream even for royalty, though in this case the carver created it out of the love for his child. This original design by Boris is completely hand carved and turned out of mahogany measuring The design at the foot represents the evening star guarding over his child at night, while at the head the rising sun lifts the child’s intertwined initial YBK up to meet the crown atop the intricate baroque style design, obviously making this child the king of the family. The bed is completely functional as well with adjustable side rails and a base that can be raised or lowered as the child grows. This beautiful piece of furniture took over 180 hours to complete. The mahogany was stained and covered with clear lacquer.

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#1 posted 01-21-2012 09:56 AM

Lovely bed, so well done!

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#2 posted 01-21-2012 12:28 PM

A labor of love, so beautifully done. I can believe 180 hours spent on this.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 01-21-2012 12:30 PM

Really, really amazing piece. The proportions are excellent.

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#4 posted 01-21-2012 12:51 PM

Wow. Says ONLY 180 hours??? 180 days wouldn’t be sufficient for me, gorgeous carving. Very impressive work.

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#5 posted 01-21-2012 02:07 PM

Beautiful workmanship

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 01-21-2012 04:58 PM

Thats over the top, beautiful workmanship.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#7 posted 01-21-2012 05:36 PM

AAhh yeah. This is one of those days I should never have come to the ‘Projects’ page. I see absolutely stunning creations like this and I just want to go unplug my tools, turn off the lights in my shop and take up origami or flower arranging.

That is really beautifully done.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 01-21-2012 06:04 PM

Tokolosi, when you’re done shutting down, maybe come over to my shop and we’ll fold paper cranes, huh?

Boris, that’s simply magnificent. Well done, sir.

-- Leland, OC California

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#9 posted 01-21-2012 06:08 PM

WOW…Absolutely amazing…beautiful….

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#10 posted 01-21-2012 06:16 PM

Amazing work a real masterpiece great job.


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#11 posted 01-21-2012 06:19 PM

Amazing work! The detail and thought and love that has gone in to making this jumps out at the viewer even in photographs,it must be astounding in person!

I may be way off base but a kid who is the ‘king of the family’ is destined to be an unhappy child as those are huge shoes to fill. I understand that as a parent, and perhaps its fathers in particular, the children become central to our existance and we’d move heaven and earth for them but they’re kids and should be allowed to be kids as long as the world will let them. I don’t mean to offend and I certainly don’t know you or your family, and even if I did I’d have no business telling you how to raise your kids…in fact I don’t really have an excuse for writing all this (except the first paragraph,as it truly is astounding!)

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#12 posted 01-21-2012 06:29 PM

Truly a work of art, from the heart. It is just beautiful.

-- Mel,

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#13 posted 01-21-2012 07:17 PM

Thank you all for looking and for comments.
Question regarding using power tools or not for the carving on Headboard -answer is NO.
I’m never used any power tools (I just do not have it) for the carvings. Only Chisels ,Gouges and Mallet .
But I’m using power machinery for building furniture … and prepare blocks for carving.

-- Boris Khechoyan

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#14 posted 01-21-2012 07:19 PM

wow what a amazing piece!

-- WrenchsWoodworks

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#15 posted 01-21-2012 07:50 PM

Can I join your paper folding party? Why bother to unplug? just walk away. WOW,not only the crib but all the other magnificient projects here today. Sure makes ya humble to see such talent.

-- "certified sawdust maker"

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