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Check out my king bed progress. This is by far my most difficult project. It looks like it would be quite easy, just a bunch of rails and slats, but she is deceiving! I am 3-weeks in and all I need to do is sand and install the ledger and mattress support slats.
Look at the Ellis bed and tell me how close you think I got. I think I nailed it other than the inlay on the slats.
I will post again after I finish.
Thanks for looking!
http://www.garagewoodworks.com/Ellis_Mission_Bed.htm
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Looking good. Should be very nice when done.
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Thank you Edwin. I forgot to mention that I still need to install the corbels. They are already made, just need to be glued on.
Thanks!
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Looks very nice! I have to say I'm impressed that you've gotten that far in 3 weeks - is that full time, or a spare-time-project? I made a mission style bed that was only slightly more complicated than that one, and it took me almost 9 months (of spare time) from start to finish, and I was following a pre-made plan pretty closely (http:// www.woodsmith.com/plans/classic-cherry-bed/). That was my first major project, though - the more recent rocking chair came together in about 3 months. Recently I've just kind of been "puttering" around the shop - made a picture frame, a router bit holder, an air cleaner, a little box, etc., so I'm really looking forward to starting another "real" project. Good work anyway - keep it up! Andy
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Thank you!

I work on it most of the day on the weekend and a few hours here and there during the week in the evening.

That is a cool design. It looks a lot like this guys: http://www.uniqueprojects.com/projects/other/missionbed/missionbed1.htm
I thought about doing that design also, but I saw the Harvey Ellis bed in person at Stickley and fell in love with it I pulled a Norm and measured it up (and converted to King)!

Thank you.

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Looking very good. Taking your time, doing it right.

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Looks good. Three weeks, eh? No sympathy from here (about 3 months into the headboard on mine)
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Thanks! You are working on another bed? I still remember your "captain's bed", that was an awesome project.

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Was? That's *still* the project. I have the base and footboard done -- I'm working the headboard. Probably about 40% complete thus far on the headboard.
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Lookin good man! Howya gonna finish it? --dave

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Thank you. I'm thinking about using minwax's wipe-on Tung-oil finish.
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Stoutman, VERY nice work. I like the grain orientation that you used for the slats on the head/footboards. It looks very nice indeed.

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Thank you.
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Very nice Stouteman. Walnut?
How did you cut the taper on the head board and foot board vertical slats? ;~)
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Thank you. The walnut was the wife's idea.

I actually used the table saw for that, not the bandsaw. ;)
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Stoutman wrote: | | http://www.garagewoodworks.com/Ellis_Mission_Bed.htm
So far so good! I'm eager to see the finished piece.
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Thanks Morris! I am eager to finish it. Our box spring and mattress has been on the floor since moving into our new house 2.5 years ago! It will be nice to be a finally elevated. :)

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Looking good!
Had to get my Leigh dovetail jig 72" off the ground to do the ends of a long case a couple of weeks back and recognized the aerial act.
Ya gotta do what you gotta do. ;)
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