Thursday, January 20, 2011

Rosewood bed with turned legs

This bed represents my first attempt at turning tapered legs on my lathe (actually, it's on my shopsmith, which is many tools in one, and a tool that is very dear to my heart), and also my first time veneering. I was previously intimidated by both tasks, but everything went off without a hitch. The veneer on the headboard is actually a species called jatoba, also known as Brazilian cherry, but it blends perfectly with the rosewood frame. Everything else is solid rosewood. Thanks to Chad Cress for the really nice photos, and to John Douglas for the lathe photo. The first and least impressive photo is by yours truly.

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