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This is a Mission Style Arts & Crafts Queen Bed that I made for my wife and I. It is constructed of Qtr. Sawn White Oak with all Mortise and Tennon joinery. The side rails and the rails on the head and footboard are of 6/4 and the spindles and tops of the head and foot board are of 4/4. The finish is Watco Oil with a top coat of Polyurethane for a tough finish.

The pictures are taken in my shop just before we moved it into the house, the bed that is. I like the Mission Arts and Crafts style because of the simple lines and the beauty of the style.

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Very mice Max. I'm trying to get a decision from my wife what kind of bed she wants. also what kind of kitchen cabinets she wants. I'd like to make then Arts and Craft. Did you use any stain or just the Watco oil and the Poly?
 

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Karson, Thank you for the compliment. I used the Dark Walnut Watco oil and the Poly.
 

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Great work, nice QSWO wood also. Did you tenon/mortise each of the slats, or use the groove/block method?

another great project you posted,
Mark
 

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Thank you for the compliment Mark. I used the groove/block method, it works so much better and you can get better spacing, as you know.
 

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Max - Nce looking project, gotta love that Quartersawn White Oak. My wife and I have discussed building a new bed frame together. The choice is between Arts and Crafts design and a Pencil post design. If we go with the Arts and Craft design, are ther any recommendations you would give that would help head off problems during the process. What hardware did you use, do you have any online sources?

Thanks
 

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Joel,
Thank you for the compliment. The hardware I used for the bed rail to head and footboard attachment I got from Rockler Woodworking. They have two or three different types; I used the type that is screwed on. They come in pairs one for the rail and one for the foot or headboard. I used regular angle iron attached with 1 1/4" screws for the bed slats to sit on.

The way that I set in the slats on the head and footboard is by making a dado in the rails on the edge length ways with a 3/4" dado 3/4" deep and then cutting a board 3/4" x 3/4" and cross cutting 3/4" dado's 3/4" apart 1/2" deep and sitting it in the groove on the rails. This makes a place for the slats to fit and gives even spacing.
 

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Just beautiful. If you lived near me I'd ask if you sell them and for how much you'd charge for a full.

Diane
 

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Nice looking bed Max. When I get into my new place in the Bay area a bed is on my list of projects. I am having a difficult time deciding if I want a mission bed or a platform style bed. This is really good looking. I might consider this more now…maybe in cherry though.
 

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Extremely nice! You won't find anything as nice in a store.
 

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dude….... lots of work
very very nice…...........
 

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jeanmarc,

Thank you for the compliment.
 

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Very nice work. I really like that mission style and the color. I bet some of your neighbors would like you to build them one as well.

I was going to ask why you moved the shop into the house, but saw your disclaimer - just kidding.
 

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Bill,

Thank you very much for the compliment. I didn't get any request from the neighbors, although I would have loved to build and sell them one!!!!!
 

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Thank you Bill, Florida, very much appreciated.
 

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Very nice! And since I see that you posted this over a year a go I trust that you have had many sweet dreams in it.
 

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Ted,

Yes, many sweet dreams. It is serving its purpose very well. Thank you for the compliment.
 
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