Mission Bed

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I just finished this for SWMBO. I used white oak.

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 04-05-2008 02:52 PM

Hi Jeff,

I really enjoy mission style furniture. You did a good job with this bed. The curved rails and carvings add nice details to the piece. Did you cut individual mortises in the headboard and footboards?

How did you finish the piece?

Nice job and thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-05-2008 05:19 PM

That looks fantastic.

-- Billp

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#3 posted 04-05-2008 08:10 PM

I like that. I love mission style furniture. I haven’t thought of doing side rails with cutouts like that. Great job jeff.

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#4 posted 04-05-2008 08:20 PM

Great job! Are those carving on the side and end?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#5 posted 04-06-2008 02:19 AM

Beautiful job on the Mission bed! How is your inner frame built or are you using a metal frame and the Mission frame sits around it?

God Bless Tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 04-06-2008 01:40 PM

I used plans from “The Complete Bedroom” which I altered to soften the look. It was carved with the CMT router carver. The bed sits on the floor right now to allow our old dog to jump up on it but cleats can be added to elevate the box springs if needed. The plans included a jig which creates wide dados in the top and bottom rails to accept the slats- the two rails are then glued up to create the mortises. This makes for a very massive bed; it takes two to carry even the foot board. I finifhed it with 3 coats of gel stain and two coats of poly. We are in the process of moving to Santa Fe, NM so I am now packing up the shop. The house I just made an offer on has a 1500 sq. ft. shop (yeah baby!). I will post pics if I get it. Wish me luck!

-- Jeff, Santa Fe

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#7 posted 04-07-2008 01:06 AM

Great job Jeff. Beautiful oak & nice finish.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 04-07-2008 03:52 AM

The bed looks great, Looks like a lot of work.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#9 posted 05-05-2008 06:10 AM

Beautiful looking bed. You did a wonderful job on it. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#10 posted 08-09-2008 05:32 PM

Thats a nice looking Bed.

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#11 posted 09-16-2008 03:55 PM

I love your bed, I hope to be making a bed soon too, thanks for the post.

-- rhykenologist and plant grower

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#12 posted 10-12-2009 07:09 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Daniel R. Locaputo

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#13 posted 10-12-2009 07:22 PM

I see this has been around for a long time but still deserves a”great job”

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#14 posted 03-10-2010 06:08 PM

very nice version. Are those carvings or applique’s?

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