Thanks guys. I just thought it looked unusually neat. Also in the same mag, in the back where it features work done by others, there is a 66" long bench that is pretty cool. I think that will be my next project if I can figure out his leg dimensions. I've already done cutting boards using the laminated design in the seat.
Well I have been using this for a couple days now and I have decided the mobile version is basically unusable. Too many page refreshes to perform simple tasks. I don't want to sound like a jerk, but that is my honest feedback and Marc, maybe something you can pass along to the vendor. It is ok with wifi, but on a wireless data connection it is just too slow. the old version did not have that problem. The desktop version is much improved and I like it. My only gripe is the that image gallery ribbon on the top of the page takes up way too much space. To me this is wasted space. I'd rather see a full screen of posts and not a bunch of random pictures with no context. But overall I do like it.
Finishing has always been daunting to me. My friends wants me to match it to a piece of furniture they picked up. Here you can see the oak on top of the furniture they want me to match it to.
The issue is that originally they wanted something substantially lighter - sort of a pickled oak look, which would have been doable. Now they want me to match this darker color, and I'm not sure if it's even possible - it's not even real wood, it's a laser printed veneer on top of particle board. My red oak just isn't taking the darker stain like I feel like it should. Here's the best I've been able to do on a piece of scrap - it's Minwax classic gray over a pre-stain treatment. Any finishing help from the gurus out there would be super appreciated, because I don't want to bugger up a month's worth of woodworking with a poor finish. Anyway, thanks for looking at my project thus far! I'm going to go tinker with stain some more...
The footboard had a single 8/4 board with a half-lap where it met the legs. That half lap was fun to cut. I had to use the auxiliary shop (driveway) for its higher ceiling.
The footboard went together much like the headboard did, just shorter. I made the legs on the end from oak so that they would still look good when exposed, an issue the headboard did not present.
The footboard went much more quickly. With the addition of the 8/4 oak board, it's almost as heavy as the headboard!
Here's my first look at the bed! The light at the end of the tunnel begins to shine!
Here's where the bed stands as of today! It's got just about everything in place except for the finish. I tested it with an air mattress and it was glorious. At least, as much as a queen-sized air mattress on king-sized open slats can be.