twin bed project

Forum: Furniture-making

Hello,
I had mentioned a while back that I’m working on a solid cherry pedastal bed. Lots of folks seemed interested in the project, so I thought I’d post a few progress pics. :-)

That’s the headboard parts dry fit together. All the mortise and tenon joinery is cut and finessed. I just need to round over the center section of the headboard and the stretcher on the top and bottom, although I might add a storage shelf to the top of the stretcher board instead. That could be a nice little spot to tuck things away.
After that, it’s time to glue up the headboard :-)

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Jeff B ...

Oh, by the way, the black marks are where I sweated on it. It’s HOT in Alabama this time of year, and my little tin workshop does not have A/C. :-(

a1jim ...

Looks like it’s coming together very well

Jeff B ...

Thanks :-)

Jeff B ...

Initial shaping and rough sanding on the headboard center panel is now done. :-)

Jeff B ...

Headboard glue up underway.

Wheaties - Bruce A Wheatcroft ( BAW Woodworking) ...

looking good , keep it going

Jeff B ...

More progress

Jeff B ...

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Jeff B ...

Glass work and electric is done

Brian ...

That is awesome! Very creative. I love the lights. Just don’t give my wife any ideas. At least not until I get through some more of the honeydo list. ;-)

Jeff B ...

thanks, I’m really enjoying this now that it’s rolling again. My original concept for bedpost lamps simply wasn’t working. I was originally going with Tiffany style stained glass, but They kept coming out WAY too big and throwing the proportions off. I came up with the idea of scroll sawing the shapes out and attaching colored glass to the inside with silicone glue. That worked. If you decide to use this technique, be sure to leave more room between the edges of your cutouts and the mitered corners. I had to redo a little glass work because the glass was overlapping un the corners and opening cracks in the miter joints.

lightweightladylefty ...

Jeff,

The bed is coming along fine. I really like your ratcheting clamps! Now, if I can just remember that idea when I need it!

L/W

Jeff B ...

They are just cargo straps from Home Depot. Cheap and effective. Don’t pull the same bone head move I did though. Be sure to make some sort of caul to put between the strap and the project, or, just like I did, you’ll spend hours steaming out the dents the strap makes when it gets really tight :-(

Thorreain ...

Absolutely great work Jeff B. I use a couple of sets of 4 cargo straps in my own shop.