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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:52 am 
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Back in April, in the "We're Waiting" thread on current projects I posted this picture of a headboard I was planning to make:
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Well, I've finally started. I've got all the pieces cut out, all the mortises and tenons cut, and a start on fitting them together. Still need to rabbet the regions for the cane, as well as route a groove for the cane and spline. But at least it's started.

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This is sized for a queen bed, which makes it a little under 72" at the widest point, 60" at the legs that attach to the bed frame. 8/4/cherrythroughout


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:27 am 
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Absolutely beautiful design...did you design it or find it? Are you doing the caning or do you have a source? Very impressive as are all your projects! Thanks for keeping us updated.

Looking forward


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:04 pm 
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Don2Laughs wrote:
Absolutely beautiful design...did you design it or find it? Are you doing the caning or do you have a source?


It's an original design. Maybe I'm just not very good at following directions :-)

I'm using machine woven cane - I want to finish in this lifetime. I get it at Woodworker's Supply in Albuquerque - relatively convenient for me.


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Really nice!
I like the joinery.
I have never worked with cherry before. Is it easy to work with?

Can't wait to see the finish.

Is there going to be a foot board?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:14 pm 
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Awesome design..............looks like Japanese influence?

Love it!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:41 pm 
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Zulu:
Cherry is generally nice to work with. It cuts nicely, sands easily, takes a variety of finishes without a lot of bother. It has a tendency to burn when cutting or routing unless you're really careful. It's also reasonably hard, making the end product fairly durable. Less expensive than exotic imports, but at the higher end for domestic hardwoods.

At this point there is no plan for a footboard, but who knows what the future will bring?

Reelinron -
Yes, heavily influenced by Asian forms. Real Japanese joinery would no doubt be far more complex. I"m not sure I've ever seen caning used in Japanese furniture, though. Some sort of woven rattan pattern would probably be more appropriate.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 11:54 pm 
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looks very nice, well done


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:16 pm 
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cherry does work nicely - the only draw back i see is that it darkens over time - especially if it is direct sunlight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:41 pm 
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jcousins wrote:
cherry does work nicely - the only draw back i see is that it darkens over time - especially if it is direct sunlight.
jerry


Cherry ages to a wonderful warm colour I often let my projects tan in the sun before final finishing, thats is my 2 cents.

Drstrip make sure you post when it is all finished it should be spectacular.

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