What type of wood should I be using to construct a Mission Style bed
frame? This project would eventually be stained.
Also, I'm considering making two full size bed frames for my twin
daughters. These would end up being painted. What wood should I be
using for these?
In one of the recent Fine Woodworking magazines there was an article on
Shellac. The comment was that Garnet shellac on white oak does a fair
job simulating the ammonia fuming on mission furniture.
It took me a while to find some, but I have some Garnet on order. I'm
planning on using it on some cherry to mute the color variations in the
wood I have.
I personally like working with white oak better than the red. Even when
not quarter sawn it seems to have a straighter grain and the grain
doesn't seem to need as much filling. It also seems to machine a bit
email@example.com (Robert Pollard) wrote in
FWIW, I used garnet on pine to "instantly age" it. It works great.
However, make sure to apply a couple of coats of blonde (preferably
Superblonde Paddylac) on top of the garnet so that the first time the
piece gets dinged you don't mess up the color coat(s). DAMHIKT.
firstname.lastname@example.org (Robert Pollard) wrote in message
I'm gearing up for a Missionary style bed too, and plan to use oak,
probably red as I just completed a table with that and I like the
result. If you're looking for ideas, go to the Stickley web site and
look at their mission catalog: they have about 4-5 styles (all in oak
or cherry, IIRC).
My boss is a magazine producer. One look at those images and she
probably would. Stickley's paper catalogue is a good piece of work,
but that PDF is garbage, and it doesn't serve products of their
quality at all well.
I agree! Some see art, some see wood. The PDF tells me the pieces are
gorgeous and expensive. I can in no way afford their product and doubt their
excellent paper art would tell me more. I certainly won't pay $10 plus
shipping for what won't tell me any more than the PDF does. <s>
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I dunno what the Stickley stuff goes for. I found out they have a dealer in
Houston, TX, about 3 hours from here. Next time I visit the folks there I
will check it out. I gots ta know what it is like to sit in a real uptown
Morris chair. <s>
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