Thursday, August 25, 2011
I love this bed. It's solid walnut and turned out incredible. The basic design is not my own, but I added the turned legs and the drawer pulls. My favorite detail is the expressive, continuous wood on the drawer fronts. Hopefully this detail will be observable in these pictures.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
For this bed it was requested that the drawers be very deep- 10 inches as opposed to the normal 5 - 6 inches. So I decided to build them out of baltic birch plywood and cover them with a veneer. The veneer is Indian rosewood while the bed is mostly South American rosewood, but I think it made for an interesting contrast. The headboard is really interesting too- it's got all kinds of birdseye-like markings and highly expressive grain action. I don't really have any idea what type of wood it is but it was mixed in with my stock of rosewood and it looked awesome so I used it. I also really like the pulls on the night stand drawers.