This blog is relatively new, and I finished this project before I started the blog, so some of you may not have seen it yet.
But, the other day I found out that the Army wide Arts and Crafts competition that I entered this bed into was recognized with an Honorable Mention!
Here are a couple pics of the project:
|Completed bed in place.|
|Photo of project without mattress but with commercial bed slats.|
|Bed bolts and covers from Horton Brass.|
|At the Army woodshop.|
|Proof that I used hand tools!|
|Assembled at home. We decided finishing it in place would make for a more even paint job.|
The rails are made of scots pine. I fell in love with this wood when I made my tool chest. Easy to work, plentiful and cheap.
All the joinery is traditional with 1/2" mortice and tennons that I cut by hand. The only thing that isn't quite traditional is I used kitchen counter fasteners to attach the headboard.
The Frau and I intended to paint the bed black, but for some reason when we went to buy paint, we really liked the anthracite gray. After a coat of primer, it went on really nice with a small roller, followed by paste wax.