My first attempt at making a bed

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  1. Oct 22, 2015 #1

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    I guess it came out halfway decent for a first try. Lots of mistakes, but none too obvious from afar.
    Solid Cherry with Curly Maple panels & built-in reading lights

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    Beautiful, Tony! It looks like a really nice quilted maple. Do you do a lot of woodworking?
     
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    Certainly looks good in the photos. Nice choice in the wood pattern and I like the addition of the reading lights.
     
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    Nice. Is the light wood stained at all?
     
  5. Oct 22, 2015 #5

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    Nah, I'm not good enough and I don't really have the tools.
    Nope, no stains. I prefer things natural.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2015 #6

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    Are you concerned about wet and humid on the wood?
     
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    I think a good tung oil hand rub would protect the wood
    without changing the natural look. We've built just about
    all of our Shaker-style furniture out of white oak and tung
    oil is my finish of choice to bring out the grain pattern and
    protect the wood. I think you did a wonderful job...the
    design is simple and elegant.
     
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    It's sealed with shellac & paste wax. For some reason, I forgot to mention that lol.
     
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    Any time you want to make some furniture, you're welcome to our work/play shop that has every conceivable
    tool himself can get his hands on. The best way to acquire
    expertise (we ain't there yet!) is to just keep doing it...
    also measure twice and then measure again. ;>)
     
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    Aww, that's very kind, but, Kentucky is a heck of a drive lol. In case you guys haven't figured it out yet, I'm a shy, lonely shut-in who doesn't leave the house unless he must.
    Anyway, I'm currently flattening some Wenge boards by hand to make a little aquarium stand. I miss my fish.
     
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    How big an aquarium? (Looking for a nice stand for my 56g cube.)
     
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    Just a little 18in cube. A few years ago, I lost my 80 gallon reef tank when my neighbors had a meth lab in their garage and the fumes were coming into my bedroom. Killed everything. I've been too heartbroken to set one up till now.
     
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    It's a pity about the meth lab killing your fish. Your woodworking skills are admirable. Very nice!
     
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    How horrible.
    How stupid of them.
     
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    tnyr, here's the way I see it. If you make your own furniture, you're making better than you can buy at almost any price. The gas to KY to use our shop will be far cheaper than inferior furniture...also the lumber is probably cheaper.

    BTW, I'm rather a recluse myself...it's safer. We have an
    apartment off to itself for guests.

    *Dot, people making meth are stupid by definition.
     
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    I don't disagree with that. But in a house with other people living there?! Worse than stupid, I guess.
     
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    I suppose you have a point. Maybe one day I'll take you up on your offer (of course, I would have to come bearing gifts) :D

    They're in jail now, at least.
    Still ....
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] Make orchids look dull, don't they? All gone :-(
     
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    I'm glad your stupid neighbors were caught and gone now.
    I hope you were not affected if things you were growing were all dead.
     
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    Oh, wow~
    That is so cool!!!
    As long as the tank holds up and doesn't break while I sleep at night... :D

    I think the price is wrong.
    Then again, I have no idea an aquarium that size should cost. still, too much, I'd think.
    I think I can even have one like that custom made and still pay less.
     

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