Sycamore Four Poster Bed

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Project by MarkRhodes posted 09-13-2012 07:40 PM 1811 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was discussing the commission with the clients they mentioned that they loved the furniture within Reedham church, and would like me to see it. I replied that I didn’t need to see it because I had made most of it when I worked for John Barnard. So with the clients suitably impressed I asked if they would like me to highlight the joinery on the bed with Ebony accents, a dowel here, an inlay there….. yes please they replied. We then discussed the main timber for the piece, they mentioned that they didn’t want anything dark, and were seeking a very light timber. Step forward Mr Sycamore, this is about the palest timber native to this country, and can be very attractive when figured like above in the panel on the headboard.

-- All the best Mark,

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#1 posted 09-13-2012 08:38 PM

Nice job, what kind of hardware did you use to connect the rails to the ends?

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#2 posted 09-14-2012 03:57 PM

Very pretty. My boyfriend made fun of me for wanting to use sycamore, but I think it is beautiful! And there is so much of it around us!

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#3 posted 09-14-2012 08:09 PM

Thank you, the hardware is very simple, and here is a picture of how it goes together.

This was a test piece to see how it would work.

Shelly, Sycamore is very underrated, and is a lovely timber to work and finish.

-- All the best Mark,

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#4 posted 09-16-2012 12:11 PM

good work! what kind of wood?

-- hand-made facade

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