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.
This shot was about 1 week from being finished.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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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