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Finally! I started this job about 8 weeks ago with the customer understanding that I do not put in full time days in mid 90's heat.
We delivered the 14 separate pieces of the bed in two trips on Friday and on Saturday morning we returned to remove the old king sized box springs and bed frame and moved the new bed into the bedroom. Then we moved some other pieces that I built a few years ago. About an hour later we were done.
She is happy, he is happy, and apparently the two cats are happy.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/lcb11211/28852473090/in/dateposted-public/
This shot was about 1 week from being finished.
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On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:50:37 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:

Beautiful work, Leon!
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On 8/23/2016 3:13 PM, Michael wrote:

THANK YOU Michael!
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Very nice.
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On 8/23/2016 3:44 PM, Doug Miller wrote:

Thank you Doug, I appreciate that.
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On 8/23/2016 3:50 PM, Leon wrote:

Furniture looks good but the walls are hideous and are likely to induce nightmares. You could have done them a favor and 'accidentally' damaged the walls beyond repair. ;-)
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On 8/23/2016 4:16 PM, John McGaw wrote:

Thank you!
There has been a discussion on that wall paper. Apparently they got a really good deal on close out. AND it looked 10 times lighter in the catalog. AND no refunds.
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Leon wrote:

Looks great, Leon!
Bill
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On 8/23/2016 7:30 PM, Bill wrote:

Thank you Bill.
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wrote:

Looks Great Leon. I especially like the quality of workmanship that went into it. I remember those nightstands. :)
Question: Do your heels ever kick the drawers when getting out of bed in the morning?
Sweet!
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On 8/23/2016 8:13 PM, OFWW wrote:

Thank you! Yes those night stands were in the picture too. :!)

No! I/we typically step further out. Now having said that our personal bed has a double set of slightly shorter drawers, 18 total. My calf sometimes hits the handles but I never notice. Ours was the first attempt and I did not design the drawers to actually stop, they will in fact push all the way through.
Thanks again!

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wrote:

Did SWMBO quilt the spread, too? ;-)

Really nice, Leon!
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On 8/23/2016 9:47 PM, krw wrote:

His SWMBO did, she is also a quilter. In fact Swingman designed her quilting studio, an 11 or 1200 foot addition to the back of their house.

Thank you! And I may have another to build sooner than later. My son wants a second for his home.
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Very nice work! You know it's never truly approved until the cats approve it and you got that too. ;)
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On 8/24/2016 8:01 AM, Casper wrote:

Thank you! I understood that the cats mentioned it was the "cat's pajamas". ;~)
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On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 2:50:37 PM UTC-5, Leon wrote:

Yep, too hot & humid to do much of anything outdoors.

Looks great. What brand and color of stain was used?
Sidenote: While in the shop, the other evening with the radio on, someone called in a song request and mentioned they were sewing a Mardi Gras blanke t. I thought of you/your wife, wondered if your wife had ever did those t ypes of event blankets. That blanket and wall decor (unique subject matter , I like it) look nice, also.
Sonny
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On 8/24/2016 8:06 AM, Sonny wrote:

Thank you!
The stain on the bed was General Finishes Candlelight GEL stain. With Old Masters gel varnish.
the two night stands beside the bed were Lawrence McFadden Candlelight GEL stain and Old Masters gel varnish.
We were very lucky that the stains matched as well as they did. I had no idea that she was going to want the bed when I use the last can of Lawrence McFadden stain and they went out of business about 5 years ago.

I do not think that she has done a Mardi Gras blanket. The quilts on the wall in the picture were done by the customer. ALTHOUGH my wife may start quilting the tops for this customer. We recently upgraded my wife's "long arm" sewing machine to be robotic, so quilt stitching designs are very precise. A lot like a CNC.
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On 8/24/2016 2:23 PM, Leon wrote:

Looks like oak, right? I used some of that same stain on oak a while back. I think I like your results better though. Could just be the photo rendition, I guess. Morel likely you're just better at it.
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On 8/24/2016 2:26 PM, Greg Guarino wrote:

Right you are, red oak.
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On Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 3:50:37 PM UTC-4, Leon wrote:

Nice job. Since I am building a (much, much, much simpler) bed for my daughter, I have been sharing your build pictures with SWMBO to show her what real woodworkers (with real shops) can do.
Earlier on she thought the bed was "over the top", too fancy, etc. When I showed her the final product, along with the matching nightstands, she took back everything she said earlier and now really likes the outcome.
Please stay on your side of the country. I can't afford to have SWMBO start talking to you. ;-)
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