I made this bed from cherry for my three year old son Porter. All of
the joinery consists of floating tenons including the slats. I was
able to find some really nice spalted cherry for a few of the slats.
The remaining slats have some really nice pitch pockets that really
appeal to me. It is my own design (my wife helped) and is finished
with 3-coats of polyurethane (hvlp). This finish should tolerate some
abuse from a 3-year old.
Comments welcomed and encouraged.
I'm a machine guy. After seeing my buddy do some inlay using his laser
to cut the bed and the inlay I decided to never learn. But I would say
it is probably like doing hand cut dovetails... practice.
http://www.alohacabinetry.com/gallery2.htm you can see some (not to
close up) pictures here, click the images at the bottom left and
Thanks for the link. My inlay didn't fit very well and out of
frustration I smacked it into place with a mallet. It broke in three
places, but suprisingly it went in. I applied glue to the cracks and
made flush. It didn't look too bad, but not good enough. I think your
right, it just takes practice.
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